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The American population is aging rapidly. More then 50 million people in the country are older than 65. Older people are susceptible to contagious illnesses due to compromised immune systems. Compared to the young, they experience more severe symptoms and undergo longer recovery periods. Some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society live in nursing homes.

Nursing homes have a duty to provide a standard of care for residents and protect them against future illnesses. When they fail to do this, they can be held accountable for harm caused to the residents. If you believe that your loved one is receiving inadequate care at a nursing home due to negligence and carelessness of the nursing home staff and management, you should enlist the services of a experienced nursing home negligence attorney to bring about a claim for negligence against the liable parties.

Negligence can take many forms in a nursing home, from failure to provide adequate treatment to not providing a healthy environment to its residents. Incidents of nursing home negligence are rarely reported to the proper authorities. Residents are reluctant to complain out of fear of retaliation from nursing home staff or embarrassment. The elderly are vulnerable and often unable to defend themselves. Many are too afraid to come forward when they become victims of neglect and mistreatment.

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Many nursing homes fail to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to elderly and dependent adults in a safe environment. Nursing home abuse can lead to physical injuries and long term psychological consequences.Nursing home abuse cases are difficult to detect and many of such cases go unreported. Residents with severe physical and cognitive disabilities are targets of abuse and neglect. In most of such cases, the perpetuators are care givers.

Nursing Home Abuse cases often involve complex medical issues and require expert witnesses and well prepared evidence to prove the quality of care received by the victim was inadequate. Our team of experienced and skilled Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers works arduously to fight your case so that you can focus on recovering from the harrowing experience of having your loved one go through abuse and neglect.

TYPES OF NURSING HOME ABUSE:-The National Center on Elder Abuse recognizes the following types of abuse towards Elders and dependent adults in Nursing homes:•Physical Abuse - Physical abuse is any forceful action which causes physical harm and injury. Such physical abuse may be intentional such as hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, shoving, force feeding and pinching or unintentional such as neglect, over use of restraint and lack of physical care.•Sexual Abuse - Sexual Abuse involves any form of non-consensual sexual contact. It includes unwanted sexual touching, forced nudity and even rape. Residents who are cognitively compromised such as dementia patients are easy targets of sexual exploitation.•Psychological Abuse - Psychological abuse includes yelling, criticizing, humiliating or shaming the resident. Victims of such abuse may exhibit behavioural changes.•Financial Exploitation - Financial exploitation involves any sort of theft or economic exploitation of the Elderly resident. It includes acts such as unauthorized control of a patients financial resources, direct theft from his accounts, applying for credit on his/her behalf, security and medical claim frauds.•Neglect - Neglect is often unintentional and a result of inadequate staffing. Neglect occurs when there is a failure to attend to a patient’s basic needs such as personal hygiene, food, clothing, water, sanitation, medical attention and human companionship.In most cases, the abuser is a member of the staff of the nursing home. But there are many instances where other fellow residents or even visitors to the facility are perpetuators of the abuse.

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