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Cedar Rapids Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer
The decision to place a loved one into a nursing home can be a heart wrenching one, necessitating careful discussion and consideration. We expect that the nursing home staff to which we entrust our loved ones will be attentive and effective at their jobs, and the idea that the staff would neglect or even abuse our loved one seems unthinkable.
Unfortunately, however, this type of abuse and neglect does occur. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Cedar Rapids nursing home malpractice attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your legal options.
The Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Your elderly loved one may have a difficult time articulating that nursing home abuse is occurring, and may even be threatened to keep quiet about such malpractice. Thus, it is extremely important to be aware of the warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect so that you may recognize any red flags and act on them as appropriate. Some of these warning signs may include:
- Any type of injury that requires hospitalization
- Excessive weight loss or weight gain
- Sedated behavior when you come to visit (may be a sign of oversedation)
- Unexpected death of any resident at the nursing home
- Frequent illness or doctor visits
An experienced Cedar Rapids nursing home abuse attorney can investigate the nursing home in question to determine if employees and managers are engaging in the type of malpractice that may set them up for potential liability.
If a loved one has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or malpractice while staying at a nursing home, contact a Cedar Rapids nursing home malpractice lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to schedule a free consultation. Do not allow this terrible breach of trust to go unpunished.