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Nursing home abuse can have a profound impact on weak or elderly
people and can result in severe health problems or death. It is an
agonizing decision to place an elderly relative in a nursing home, but it is
made with the idea that the individual will go to receive better care and
attention in a supervised facility than he or she could get at home.
Therefore, when families come to realize some of these abuses, they feel
betrayed, and rightly so. When you place a loved one in extended
nursing care, you have no choice but to assume that the care provider
will at the very least maintain the standard level of practice that is
expected of such a facility.
Providers that fail to provide appropriate care and treatment are liable for
any resulting damages. This includes all staff and professionals working
for the care provider, and the care provider itself, if it has not done due
diligence in screening and training its employees. Abuse and neglect
claims include instances such as where a patient has developed bed
sores or has been inappropriately restrained. Others are
over-medicated, given insufficient food or water, have their medical or
hygienic needs neglected, or are physically, sexually, or emotionally
It is hard for most people to believe that this problem is so widespread,
but every single state has now passed some form of elder abuse
prevention laws for this very reason.
Knowing the warning signs of abuse is a first step toward protecting
elderly friends or relatives. Sometimes residents of care facilities may
exhibit physical injuries from abuse, such as bruising, or may show
significant changes in their behavior or habits.
If you are a concerned relative or friend of an elderly person that you
believe is suffering from nursing home abuse or negligence, give us a
call and we can help you weigh your options. Our fee comes from the
compensation, settlement, or award we procure for you, so we do not
receive a fee unless and until you are compensated.