Nursing home abuse is becoming more common in today’s society as more baby-boomers are finding that they need the additional help that nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long term care facilities provide. Although many forms of nursing home abuse can be prevented when staff act with a modicum of diligence, the nursing home abuse attorney at The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., has seen that negligence at facilities frequently occurs due to employing inexperienced staff, operating with staff shortages, failing to provide appropriate care to residents and violating health codes and regulations.
Sadly, most elder care facilities in the United States are for-profit corporations that often put those profits before patient care, safety and respect. What’s worse is that many nursing homes patients simply don’t have the necessary faculties to inform their loved ones that they are being abused or neglected due to Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairments.
Nursing home abuse is often associated with an action such as pushing, shoving or actively treating patients poorly. While any form of nursing home abuse is abhorrent, the truth is that neglect actually causes the most nursing home injuries such as falling, bed sores and malnutrition / dehydration:
These are only a few types of nursing home abuse. Others include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse and financial or material exploitation.
If your loved one has been injured due to nursing home abuse, neglect or negligence, call The Robenalt Law Firm, Inc., email email@example.com, call 216-223-7535, or use our online form. We can help you determine whether your loved one might have legal recourse against a facility, its employees or medical staff and the types of damages for which your family might be entitled. More importantly, your claim may be able to stop the abuse from happening to others.
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