Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Information
Americans are living longer than ever before. The fastest growing segment in the United States is the elderly population. As a result of this demographic shift, many elderly Americans have become residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes during their final years. As many of these nursing homes are underfunded and understaffed, a disturbing incidence of neglect and abuse is being reported. Injuries sustained by nursing home residents due to neglect and abuse often involve:
- Physical restraints
- Joint contractions
- Overuse of sedatives
- Unnecessary use of urinary catheters
- Loss of mobility
- Pressure sores
- Lack of nutrition with weight loss
Nursing home neglect includes medical malpractice and careless treatment which can lead to:
- Broken bones
- Malnutrition, dehydration
- Serious bedsores
- Poor hygiene
Nursing home negligence also covers the failure of the nursing home to supervise staff and physical or sexual assaults of residents by other residents or staff.
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Maryland nursing home abuse or negligence attorney, call Otway Russo, P.C. today at (410) 983-6799, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a free consultation.