When Those We Love Are In Danger And Hurt
Abuse And Neglect: What Is The Difference?
The terms abuse and neglect are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference.
- Abuse: Abuse is a purposeful act meant to cause harm.
- Neglect: Neglect is negligent treatment, such as failure to provide adequate food, shelter or medical care. It can also mean isolating a person or failing to provide for their social needs.
When you suspect that staff is abusing or neglecting your mom, dad or another family member or loved one, it’s important to take action as quickly as possible. You may have seen signs of abuse or neglect or just “get that feeling” that something is not right based on your loved one’s behavior or what they are telling you. It is important for us to take action ASAP and establish that our firm can help clients take action and get justice for their loved ones.
As an established firm for personal injury issues, we offer experienced advice, counsel and representation.
The Signs Of Abuse And Neglect, And What To Look For
- Exhibiting changes in behavior
- Not eating
- Showing signs of dehydration
- Having rashes, unexplained cuts or bruises
- Suffering from bedsores/pressure sores from lying or sitting too long in one position
- Acting withdrawn or afraid or crying without reason or explanation
It is painful to see your loved one helpless and vulnerable. It is up to you to take action to ensure the safety of your loved one. By contacting an attorney who will look into the matter, you may actually be preventing someone else from being harmed.
Let’s Talk About Helping Your Loved One Today
We know you are worried, sad and possibly even overwhelmed at the prospect of what is happening. We want you to get the answers you need to move forward. We offer a free consultation so that you can discuss your concerns and get information. We accept injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront attorney fees. Call 601-210-6065 or reach out to us via our email contact form. We serve clients throughout Jackson, Mississippi.