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Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Although you expect a nursing home to treat your loved one the way you would, time and time again nursing home neglect proves to be an ongoing problem. Although there are numerous local, state, and federal regulations requiring quality care for the residents, devious management firms disregard the law and well-being of residents for the sake of their bottom line.
Overworked employees, inadequate sanitation, and outright abuse can result in various forms of suffering for nursing home residents, such as bruises, broken bones, rashes, infection, humiliation, malnutrition, extreme fatigue, dehydration, medication and prescription errors, bedsores, financial exploitation, and physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse.
More serious injuries can result from nursing home neglect and can result in death. If your family is dealing with a similar situation, you likely have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
The leading cause for nursing home abuse is sadly the nursing home’s emphasis on profitability, which is demonstrated by insufficient staffing. Facilities with insufficient staff numbers cause inordinate staff-to-resident ratios. As a result of fewer staff members, existing nursing home staff are frequently overworked to compensate, resulting in even lower quality care. Another shortcut is hiring unqualified staff at lower wages, and skipping essential training for new hires. This culminates in a perfect storm of neglect which unfortunately occurs all too often, at the expense of so many innocent people.
Perhaps the most distressing element of nursing home abuse is that it is inflicted on those who cannot defend themselves. Due to their circumstances, victims are often too scared or weak to speak up about their abuse, and nursing home staff often deny any wrongdoing, making nursing home abuse even more difficult to detect.
The legal team at Parvey & Frankel want to help, please contact us if you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect so that justice can be brought to these most heinous offenders.