We all get hurt. Bruises, cuts, small wounds are usually nothing to be concerned about. But in most cases, we know exactly what happened when we’re injured. Pointing to scars, we can remember major events in our lives.
But many medical conditions rob elderly adults of their memories, and perhaps even the ability to communicate what has happened to them. That’s why unexplained cuts and bruises on our elderly loved ones can become cause for concern.
Unexplained Injuries In Nursing Homes
In the event that your loved one is injured while in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home, you have a right to know what happened. The staff at the nursing home, as your loved one’s primary caregiver, has a responsibility to inform you of an injury’s cause. It should be simple, but sometimes it isn’t. If an elder care facility isn’t forthcoming in explaining their patient’s cuts, bruises, and scrapes, you have every right to investigate their source.
Explaining Cuts & Bruises On Elderly Patients In Elder Care Facilities
Without a working understanding of the law, it may be difficult to know how to go about finding the answers to your loved one’s unexplained injuries. Seeking the guidance of a Pennsylvania nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer is the only solution. The attorneys at PA Nursing Home Lawyers have spent their long, distinguished careers representing the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. With our experienced team at your side, the answers to your loved one’s cuts and bruises lie within reach.
Common Injuries Of Elderly Patients In Nursing Homes
- Bed sores
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bone
- Subdural hematoma, a swelling of brain matter
Contact A Pennsylvania Elder Abuse And Neglect Lawyer
If you become aware of any of these conditions in your elderly loved ones, act immediately. Contact an experienced Philadelphia nursing home neglect and abuse attorney and begin searching for the truth today. Schedule your free consultation with PA Nursing Home Lawyers by calling (215) 563-2499 or filling out our contact form.