There are many different types of nursing home abuse that happen in facilities throughout the country. At the Law Offices of Koorosh Shahrokh, our Encino nursing home lawyers can help your family if you notice any of the following types of abuse:
- Bed Sores: A bed sore is a skin condition that results from an extended period of time left in the same position. Bed sores often happen in locations on the body where the skin is close to bone, such as hips, elbows, backs of heels, the back of the head, and knees. When an individual is neglected and left laying or sitting in the same position for an extended period, bedsores can develop.
- Physical Abuse: Some care workers have been known to push, slap, drag, or otherwise abuse their patients.
- Verbal Abuse: If a worker does not have the requisite patients and mental health in order to be working with a disabled population, sometimes they result to yelling, berating, and otherwise verbally and emotionally abusing the patient.
- Medical Malpractice: Nursing homes are responsible for providing basic medical care to patients, including monitoring their vital signs and providing medication. When they fail to do so in a competent manner, they have neglected their patients.