Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyers in Knoxville, TN
If your loved one is in a nursing facility, you should be able to trust that they receive the best care possible. So if you notice signs of neglect and abuse, you should act quickly. At the Ebbert Law Firm, we focus on neglect and abuse cases, and we can help you fight for your loved one’s rights. Our nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers for Knoxville, TN, have the experience to help your case succeed.
Signs of Neglect and Abuse
You may not notice signs of neglect and abuse right away, and if your loved one suffers from cognitive impairment, you may have to look closely to determine whether any negligence is involved. Look for clues like:
- Poor hygiene: Residents of a nursing home rely on the employees to maintain their personal hygiene, so if your loved one continually looks unkempt or smells unpleasant, you should watch out for other signs of neglect and abuse.
- Weight loss: Some of the most obvious signs of nursing home neglect and abuse involve weight loss. If your loved one suffers from malnutrition or dehydration, you almost certainly have a case of neglect and abuse.
- Injuries: One of the nursing staff’s primary duties is to prevent those in their care from falling and hurting themselves. If your loved one has fallen due to the staff’s negligence, they may have fractures, bruises, or other injuries.
- Bedsores: An obvious sign of neglect and abuse is bedsores or pressure sores. These injuries occur when a person spends too much time in one position, for example, lying on their back. Since those in nursing homes often need help to move, bedsores are a telltale sign of neglect and abuse.
- Significant Change in Condition: If your loved ones experience an unexplained change in their condition, that too could be a sign of neglect and abuse.
These are often the easiest signs of neglect and abuse to spot, but they aren’t the only ones. If you notice other signs that your loved one has been neglected or abused, we can help you compile evidence for your case.
Reasons to Choose Us
We partner with Parke Morris on our negligence cases because we want to do everything we can to help you with your case.
If you need nursing home negligence lawyers to help you fight for your loved one, contact us today at (865) 888-4967.
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