How to Prove Nursing Home Abuse
When you suspect your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, you may not be sure where to turn. Doing your best to document the abuse your loved one has received is a good start.
The strength of your nursing home abuse claim will be impacted by the evidence you provide as the plaintiff. Filing a strong claim could help you and your loved one to get compensated for the damages they’ve received. If you’re wondering how to prove nursing home abuse, read on to find out. For help pursuing a claim, a dedicated West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can be crucial.
Proving Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can take on many different forms—from financial to physical and emotional. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to prove abuse has occurred in the context of a nursing home. Give the different forms of abuse out there, however, look for some of the following signs in your loved one:
- Unexplained changes to mood
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Appearance of bruises, cuts, scrapes, or other outward signs of abuse
- Unexplained transactions or withdrawals of funds
One way to prove nursing abuse is by asking your loved one to speak on the record about the abuse they’ve received. Seeking medical treatment for any injuries sustained will also help. Finally, if applicable, taking pictures of physical abuse/living area neglect or getting sworn statements from witnesses can help build up the strength of your nursing home abuse claim.
Contact a Dedicated Abuse Lawyer
When your loved one is suffering abuse in a nursing home, assuring their safety is priority number one—but recovering damages from the at-fault parties is also possible. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo is committed to protecting the rights of nursing home residents who’ve suffered abuse—and could help you earn a maximum settlement for your loved one’s damages.
Call 561-659-6366 or fill out the following form to schedule a free consultation today.