According to recent news outlets, there are many telltale signs of elder abuse that can be identified in a timely manner so tragedies can be avoided.
Life Long Justice, a non-profit group entirely dedicated to safeguarding the elderly, has disclosed the list of things to be looked for next time you visit a nursing home like bruises on the inner thighs, neck, head, soles of the feet, genitalia etc. The group’s representative claims elder abuse is one of the best-hidden problems of the United States.
By helping people to understand the major difference between inflicted bruises and accidental ones, we will be able to achieve a great improvement in preventing wrongful death cases related to elder abuse.
For protective service workers, emergency room personnel, physicians and prosecutors, a keen understanding of advancing forensic knowledge will make professionals more dependable, according to the statements released by the news.
As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney I hope that awareness may be brought to all so elder abuse will in fact become a thing of the past. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with terrible cases related to injuries inflicted in facilities that exist to care for their patients, not mistreat them. When you or a loved one is a victim of a similar case, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area right away.