Signs of an Impacted Bowel in a Kentucky Nursing Home Patient

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If your loved one is a nursing home patient, and an impacted bowel caused serious injuries, compensation may be available. To see if you have a case of nursing home neglect, you will need to seek legal counsel. Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers will take time to evaluate the fine points of your case carefully and determine what your next steps should be.

Symptoms of an Impacted Bowel 

The following are some signs of an impacted bowel that a nursing home patient may acquire: 

  • stomach cramping;
  • tiny, round stools;
  • stomach pain;
  • bloating;
  • diarrhea;
  • hard mass felt when rectum is pressed;
  • lumps felt in lower abdomen;
  • bloody discharge from rectum; and
  • liquid stool discharge. 

Recognizing the signs of an impacted bowel are important because it can lead to the patient developing a potentially life-threatening infection. If left untreated, it may even result in death.

When a nursing home patient has an impacted bowel and suffers injuries, this may be a case of neglect because it is generally a preventable condition. To learn if you have a valid claim worth pursuing, you should seek counsel from Kentucky nursing home abuse lawyers.

Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?

If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.