Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse
Standing up for injured residents
Under West Virginia law, nursing home residents have the right to be free from abuse. When that right is violated, residents and their families can take legal action. They can stop the mistreatment. They can prevent others from facing similar harm. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help them recover just compensation for the damages they have suffered.
The West Virginia Long-Term Ombudsman Program (Ombudsman) defines physical abuse as any act that harms or threatens to harm a nursing home resident. The abuse can lead to physical pain, injury or death. An example is a nursing home staff member hitting or slapping an elderly resident. Signs include:
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, fractures or burns
- Marks around the wrists or ankles
- Deterioration in physical and mental health
- Anxiety or fear in the presence of certain staff members or residents