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Nursing Home Neglect a Serious Problem

nursing-home-neglect-a-serious-problemWhen your loved one needs assisted living or nursing home care, you expect that they will be well-tended, and that their days there will be free from pain and suffering. Unfortunately, nursing home care is big business in America, and the bottom line frequently takes priority over patient well-being. In some instances, residents are simply victims of bad behavior by nursing home operators and their employees.

The National Center on Elder Abuse released a report in 2015, documenting the findings of a study conducted over 12 months. The statistics were startling:

  • More than half of all workers in nursing homes admitted to not providing proper treatment during the study. Some of this stems from the fact that most nursing homes are understaffed, and personnel cannot provide the level of care required by every resident.
  • Nearly a third (29%) of the reported abuse is physical abuse and approximately one in seven cases (14%) involve gross neglect. In addition, seven percent of the abuses involved financial exploitation.
  • One in three nursing homes received citations during 2015 for non-compliance with federal regulations governing nursing home operations.
  • More than 20,000 residents of nursing homes suffered serious injuries to their face in 2015, often a result of falling out of bed or falling and hitting a chair, table or other hard surface. More than half of those residents were over the age of 85 and almost two-thirds were female.

Contact Attorney David J. Karbasian

Contact our office online or call us at 856-667-4666 / 856-600-HURT to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation. The sooner you call, the sooner you can move forward with your claim. We can accommodate evening or weekend meeting requests and will come to your home or the hospital, if necessary.

We handle all nursing home injury claims on a contingent fee basis. We won’t charge any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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