Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

female with a bruised eyeThere are certain warning signs that may indicate a resident has been a victim of nursing home abuse and/or neglect.

Unfortunately, residents may feel hesitant to report any instance of nursing home abuse. Abusers often intimidate victims into keeping silent. Some residents may keep quiet out of fear that the abuse will get worse. While others may have medical conditions that make it difficult or impossible for them to communicate. Some residents may even worry that reporting abuse or neglect will create a burden on their families.

If there are any signs or indicators of abuse or neglect in your loved one’s nursing home abuse, immediate action should be taken.

To learn more about your legal options, contact PKSD Law in New Mexico today. We are a highly successful nursing home abuse law firm with a history of proven results. We have staff ready to take your call anytime, night or day.

Your first consultation is free and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery. Ph: 505-677-7777 .

Signs of Physical Elder Abuse

  • Wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns
  • Bruises, welts, swelling
  • Broken bones
  • Sudden, inexplicable weight loss
  • Unexplained/hidden injuries
  • Unwarranted restraints

Signs of Mental Elder Abuse

  • Fear, agitation, hesitancy
  • Depression, withdrawal
  • Sudden behavior changes
  • Unusual behavior patterns
  • Unwillingness to communicate
  • Disorientation, confusion
  • Unjustified isolation
  • Rude, humiliating, derogatory comments by staff

Signs of Elder Neglect

  • Unkempt appearance
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Untreated medical condition
  • Frequent falls

Need Help? Contact Us Today

The law office of PKSD is well-known and highly successful law firm in New Mexico.

We have EXTENSIVE experience handling nursing home negligence and abuse damages claims and can guide you safely through the entire litigation process keeping you updated with developments in your claim as they become available.

If you are unsure if you have a claim, we are ready to help. We provide a 100% FREE initial consultation to discuss your situation and answer your questions. At PKSD, our nursing home abuse lawyers in New Mexico only take cases on contingency. This means you pay us no upfront costs and no fees throughout the legal process. We do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you.

We are available to discuss your potential claim today. Ph: 505-677-7777

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