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6 potential signs of nursing home abuse or neglect

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Jul 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida nursing home lawyer discusses the 6 potential signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.

Nursing homes serve an important purpose in the healthcare system. They provide a place for folks to undergo short-term rehabilitation after a surgery, so they can regain their activities of daily living and go back home. Nursing homes also provide a place for long term care for residents who are no longer able to take care of themselves.

There are a number of Central Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities that do a great job caring for their residents. On the other hand, there are a few facilities and chains that focus on profits over people and the inadequate staffing or working environment put our loved ones at risk.

If you suspect that your family member or friend is not be taken care of properly or potentially being abused, your concerns should be investigated at the facility and state levels. Below I have provided six signs of nursing home negligent and/or abuse:

  1. Malnourishment or dehydration
  2. Multiple falls
  3. Bedsores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers
  4. The nurses' failure to notify a physician or family member of a change in condition or injury at the facility
  5. Improper monitoring of the resident; and/or
  6. The failure to order and administer proper medication

Remember, abuse and neglect aren't confined to the nursing home. These problems can occur whenever a vulnerable person is dependent on the care of others. We can see these issues with in-home caretakers and ancillary staff at assisted living facilities.

If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home neglect contact a Leesburg Florida nursing home lawyer at (352) 267-9168.

Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, PA
918 W. Main Street

Phone: 3522679168

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I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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