Every year, millions of people are forced into the heartbreaking decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. It’s a choice that’s not made lightly and without concerns. You expect your parents or grandparents to be well cared for and treated with dignity in a nursing home. However, far too often they find themselves the victims of nursing home abuse.

According to a recent study by the National Center on Elder Abuse, 44% of nursing home residents report some type of abuse. In many cases, these elders are disabled in some manner. They may suffer from dementia or other physical ailments that require ongoing care.

The idea that these caregivers, trusted to aid and assist our loved ones, could be abusive at any level is horrifying and unconscionable. At Fieger Law, we don’t tolerate this type of mistreatment and neither should you. We’ll fight to get you and your family the compensation and respect you deserve.

Examples of nursing home abuse include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Broken bones
  • Black eyes or bruises
  • Cuts
  • Torn or bloody clothing
  • Death
  • Negligence
  • Failure to dispense medications
  • Failure to offer medical attention
  • Failure to assist with hygiene assistance
  • Failure to provide proper care/shelter
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Rape
  • Forced nudity
  • Exposure to pornography
  • Compromising photography
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Humiliation of patient
  • Intimidation of patient
  • Mocking of patient

Warning signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • Visible agitation
  • Display of anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Fear of staff
  • Hesitancy to speak in front of staff
  • Unexplained injuries, wounds or bruises
  • Infections or frequent illnesses
  • Dehydration
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Bed sores
  • Sudden personality shift

If you’re unsure whether your loved one is suffering abuse or not, they are unlikely to tell you—that’s a common effect of abuse. Call our nursing home abuse attorneys in Michigan and let us hear your story. We can help determine if your loved one is in danger and get them away from their abusers as quickly as possible.

Fieger Law: Nationally-Recognized Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers—Fighting For You

For over 70 years, the medical malpractice lawyers at Fieger Law have fought and won compensation for hundreds of victims of nursing home abuse. If your family has suffered as the result of nursing home abuse, Geoffrey Fieger and his team at Fieger Law can help. Let us investigate your case today.