In an ideal world, nursing home and care facilities would provide the same care and attention we give at home. But the reality is these facilities often fail to live up to our standards, or the standards of the law. A government study showed that 30 percent of the nursing homes in the United States were cited for abuse over a recent two-year period. What is worse is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported. Research suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions.
Our team at Smith Mohlman knows full well the potential dangers of neglect and abuse. That’s one of the reasons our team commits to investigating your case as if it were our own families’.
More importantly, we understand how incredibly difficult the decision to place a parent or grandparent in a care facility can be. Our promise is to deliver the respect and care your elderly loved ones deserve. First, it is important that you know the types, signs, and legal grounds of nursing home abuse and neglect:
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect:
- Broken Bones/Fractures
- Diabetes Mismanagement
- Feeding Tube Complications
- Physical and Sexual Abuse
- Pressure Ulcers and Bed Sores
- Scalding and Burns
- Transportation Accidents
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Wrongful Death
If you or a member of your family has been a victim of nursing home or assisted living abuse or neglect, we are here to listen – call us now, share your story, and we can give you professional legal guidance for free.
Call 816-866-7711 today.