Nursing Home Abuse

When you or a loved one enters a nursing home, you rightly expect personalized, focused care. According to federal and state guidelines, a patient also has rights to:

  • Good care and safety
  • A clean environment
  • Be free from illicit drugs
  • Be free from involuntary seclusion
  • Privacy
  • Confidential medical records
  • Maintain personal belongings without interference

Unfortunately, serious violations of these guidelines and acts of negligence routinely occur in one-third of nursing homes in Arkansas. Nursing home abuse and neglect includes physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. Some signs your loved one has experienced abuse at the hands of their nursing home care provider include:

  • Bedsores
  • Bruises
  • Broken Bones
  • Rapid Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Wandering Unattended
  • Unusual Anxiety or Emotional Agitation
  • Sucking, Biting, or Rocking Motions
  • Isolation from Family or Friends
  • Unexpected Death

Keith Blythe Attorney at Law successfully represents nursing home residents that suffer because of neglect. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect in a nursing home or senior care facility, give us a call at (479) 783-8044 for a free consultation.

If you have experienced nursing home neglect or abuse, you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, nursing home costs, emotional trauma, lost wages, and more.