Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Signs of elderly neglect in WisconsinThere are certain warning signs that can indicate nursing home abuse and neglect has and/or still is occurring.

Some residents are hesitant to disclose instances of nursing home abuse out of fear that the abuse will get worse, thrown out or because they do not want to burden their families.

Some residents may not even be able to communicate that nursing home abuse is occurring due to physical or mental limitations. If there are any signs or indicators that nursing home abuse is present, immediate action should be taken.

To learn more about your legal options, contact PKSD Law today. We are Wisconsin's largest nursing home abuse law firm and are ready to help you today.

Your first consultation is free and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery. Ph: 877-877-2228.

Signs of Physical Elder Abuse

  • Wounds, cuts, abrasions, burns
  • Bruises, welts, swelling
  • Broken bones
  • Sudden, inexplicable weight loss
  • Unexplained/hidden injuries
  • Unwarranted restraints

Signs of Mental Elder Abuse

  • fear, agitation, hesitancy
  • Depression, withdrawal
  • Sudden behavior changes
  • Unusual behavior patterns
  • Unwillingness to communicate
  • Disorientation, confusion
  • Unjustified isolation
  • Rude, humiliating, derogatory comments by staff

Signs of Elder Neglect

  • Bed sores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Unsanitary environment
  • Malnutrition, dehydration
  • Smells of urine and/or feces
  • Unkempt appearance
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Untreated medical condition
  • Falls

Need Help? Contact Us Today

The law office of PKSD is the LARGEST nursing home abuse law firm in Wisconsin.

We have EXTENSIVE experience handling nursing home negligence and abuse damages claims and can guide you safely through the entire litigation process keeping you updated with developments in your claim as they become available.

If you are unsure if you have grounds to file a claim, we offer 100% FREE initial consultations and at PKSD, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency-only basis, which means that we do not get paid unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.

We're here to help and available to discuss your potential claim today. Ph: 877-877-2228

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