Neglect and abuse of the elderly is not a rare occurrence. Victims of nursing home neglect can experience bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, weight loss, poor personal hygiene, and falls. Types of nursing home abuse can include general neglect, as well as physical, sexual, financial, and psychological abuse. Oftentimes the harm suffered by a nursing home resident is the result of management’s failure to screen employees during the hiring process. Serious examples of abuse in nursing homes may include:
- Hitting, pushing, or shoving
- Improperly restraining
- Rape or sexual assault
- Isolation from friends and family
- Tricking a resident into signing a will, contract, or other legal document
- Mental or emotional abuse, including verbal threats, babying, and silent treatment
If you or a loved one has been injured while in the care of a Nebraska nursing home, contact a Nebraska nursing home abuse lawyer at Miller Grell Law Group for a free legal consultation. Call us at 402-261-4736 or toll free at 1-877-791-0029.