Elder Abuse Signs
Signs of elder abuse can be obvious in which case our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers will assist you with bringing a case against the responsible parties immediately. More often the signs will be subtle. If several of these signs are present in your loved one, it is a good indication that abuse is occurring.
Nursing home abuse can be physical, emotional or both. Signs to watch for are:
- Sudden weight loss
- Bruising, burns, cuts, infections
- Torn clothing, bedding
- Obvious smell of urine or feces
- Poor hygiene
- Hair loss
- Bed sores
- Listlessness or emotional withdrawal
- Loss of personal items
- Unusual behavior; appears anxious or stressed
- Unusual financial transactions
- Refusal to speak in front of attendants
If you arrive for a visit and are refused access or your access is delayed, this could be an indication that the facility is trying to hide something. Many nursing home patients are now over medicated with anti psychotic drugs to keep them quiet. According to the FDA, at least 15,000 nursing home patients die each year due to the off label use of anti psychotic drugs used as chemical restraints. It costs nothing to meet with our nursing home abuse lawyers for a free consultation. There will be no fee unless we win your case. Meyers & Flowers has some of the top nursing home abuse lawyers in Chicago. For more information on Nursing Home Abuse cases, contact our offices to speak to an attorney who specializes in this area.