NY Lawyers Discuss Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP has been protecting the rights of their clients since 1990. The dedicated personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have suffered serious physical or emotional injury. The New York personal injury law firm only takes a limited amount of cases, ensuring that each individual client gets the attention and quality representation that he or she is entitled to. Discuss your claim with a nursing home abuse lawyer today, by calling (212) 986-7353.

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What Are Some Different Types of Elder Abuse?

Residents may undergo different types of nursing home abuse at the hands of their care providers. Some signs of potential nursing home abuse or neglect are:

Physical Abuse

  • Broken bones
  • Burns on the body
  • Being confined to a room
  • Any allegation of mistreatment
  • Lack of water or food
  • Excessive physical touching
  • Use of heavy sedatives
  • Any forceful movement
  • Unexplained wounds
  • Untreated wounds
  • Bruises on the skin
  • Improper dosage of medication
  • Black eye
  • Unnecessary use of chemical or physical restraints

Verbal or Emotional Abuse

  • Extreme emotional sensitivity
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Nervousness
  • Lack of communication
  • Unexplainable behaviors
  • Different behavior with friends and family
  • Isolation
  • Withdrawing emotionally
  • Unnecessary use of chemical restraints


  • Infections or illnesses that are untreated
  • Inadequate treatment of existing medical conditions
  • Unhygienic conditions in the nursing home
  • Dirty clothing
  • Bed sores
  • Malnourishment
  • Unsatisfactory assistance with daily living activities
  • Any hazardous areas
  • Failure to protect resident from other residents
  • Dehydration

Sexual Abuse

  • Any and all unwelcome sexual contact
  • Exposure of genitals or breasts
  • Touching of breasts or genitals
  • Bruising of the genitals or breasts
  • Acquiring of a sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexual harassment
  • Torn or bloodied undergarments

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Get Legal Assistance From Our New York Elder Abuse Lawyers

Call the New York elder abuse attorneys at WRSMH at (212) 986-7353 if you suspect that your loved one is experiencing elder abuse at a nursing home.

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