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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

The last thing you would expect to happen at a nursing home is abuse.  The statement is an oxymoron and for nursing home abuse to occur is contrary to the institution itself.  Yet, it occurs all too often.  In efforts to keep costs down, many nursing homes and elder care facilities routinely have employed individuals with criminal records and improper licenses/educational backgrounds.  Improper care can have dire consequences.  In an ABC news story citing a congressional study, prepared by the minority (Democratic and Independent) staff of the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, found that 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States — 5,283 facilities — were cited for almost 9,000 instances of abuse over a two-year period, from January 1999 to January 2001.  What is surprising about the result of this study is many of the violations were preventable.  Quoting this same ABC news article,

“Common problems included untreated bedsores, inadequate medical care, malnutrition, dehydration, preventable accidents, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene, the report said.  Many of the abuse violations caused harm to the residents, the report said.  In 1,601 cases, the abuse violations were serious enough “to cause actual harm to residents or to place the residents in immediate jeopardy of death or serious injury,” it said.”

Making the decision to enter a nursing home or placing a loved one in the care and trust of others is a big and very difficult decision.  What really is difficult to understand is when you or your loved one abused by that same facility.

Reported violations only scratch the surface.  Many nursing home violations go unreported.  It is important to understand the difference.  If you feel as though a loved one has been abused or neglected at a nursing home it is important to contact a lawyer.  The statute of limitations for nursing home neglect is 2 years and runs from the date of the incident or from the date the incident was discovered.  If need are looking for a lawyer that will tenaciously protect your loved one’s interests and make sure your loved one receives the proper care, justice and compensation to which they are entitled, give my office a call.

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