When you think about your loved one living in a care facility, you imagine they are in a safe, clean and dignified living space. However, there are some nursing conditions that have led to harm or injury due to carelessness and negligence. If this carelessness has caused you or a loved one harm, you can pursue legal representation.  At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, our nursing home abuse lawyers will do everything they can to protect your legal rights.

Our legal team can investigate your claim and help you hold the nursing home accountable for its negligence. Call us anytime. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week — just dial (801) 997-9789, or fill out our free initial consultation form.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility is hard enough — even without having to worry about your loved one being treated with care and respect. This is why Utah nursing home abuse attorneys at Robert J. DeBry suggest watching for physical signs of abuse or neglect, such as:

  • Abnormally pale complexion
  • Bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
  • Excessive and sudden weight loss
  • Fecal or urine odors
  • Fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in resident’s room
  • Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  • Poor personal hygiene or other unattended health problems
  • Torn clothing or broken personal items
  • Untreated bedsores

What Should I Do if I Suspect Abuse or Neglect?

If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated by a nursing home or care facility, Robert J. DeBry suggests taking the following actions:

  • Seek medical attention: Take your loved one to an outside medical facility for an evaluation. This will ensure that your loved one is safe. It will also help document any physical symptoms of abuse.
  • Document the abuse: Document everything you can — witness information, photographs and any other evidence related to incidents of abuse or neglect. Every little thing can strengthen your loved one’s case.
  • Relocate your loved one: Even if you’re just suspicious, move your loved one to a different facility. This can help ensure that your loved one gets the care and respect they need.
  • Report the abuse: If your loved one exhibits physical symptoms of nursing home neglect or abuse, notify state or local authorities.
  • Contact an experienced attorney: Don’t let your loved one suffer in a negligent nursing home. Talk to our nursing home abuse lawyer. They will fight for your loved ones rights and get them the help they need.

We Can Help

Your loved one has rights. Never forget that and never forget that we are here to protect those rights. At Robert J. DeBry, we have more than 30 years of experience helping injured victims in Utah. We will help you and your family too. Give us a call today.


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