If you have spent most of your life with a person, you have likely noticed all of their unusual physical characteristics. Moles, scars, birthmarks—you are probably familiar with all of them. So what happens when you notice new bruises or if you see scratches that were not previously on your loved one’s body?
When your loved one is in a nursing home, you are their advocate. If you notice suspicious injuries or bruises that do not have a good explanation, it is important to ask questions. Often, when people are suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, these are small warning signs. If you think something is wrong, it probably is. At The Javerbaum Wurgaft Nursing Home Group, we help clients throughout New Jersey identify the progression of physical or behavioral changes to determine if their loved one’s suspicious injuries have been the result of nursing home abuse or neglect. We help clients investigate suspicious injuries and behaviors, including:
- A sudden decline in health without medical explanation
- A change in demeanor or mood
- Unexplained bruises
- Weight loss
- Failure of nursing home staff to adequately explain your loved one’s injuries
Many people organize their lives through routines or habitual activities. While your parents may appreciate knowing you will visit at the same time everyday, the nurses and aids will also notice. If you notice suspicious injuries, visiting your loved one at a different time of day may offer you a different picture of what is happening at the nursing home.
Contact a nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer
At The Javerbaum Wurgaft Nursing Home Group, we work closely with families to help determine the cause of suspicious injuries and the parties who are at fault. Our attorneys have significant experience protecting the rights of elderly patients and ensuring they receive the compensation they need to fully recover from the injuries they sustain as a result of someone else’s negligence. Contact us online or call 856-596-4100 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New Jersey nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.