With over 15,000 nursing homes in the United States and 1.4 million individuals living in nursing homes, nursing home neglect is one of the most common types of elder abuse. More than two million cases of elder abuse are reported every year, and almost one out of every ten elderly individuals will experience some form of elder abuse.
Many nursing homes are understaffed or have not trained there staff appropriately. As such, a nursing home’s failure to provide an elderly person with the necessary care, whether intentional or not, can lead to a very dangerous situation. In fact, a study from 2010 indicates that up to half of all nursing home attendants have admitted to abusing or neglecting patients. Furthermore, more than half of all Certified Nursing Assistants (CANs) in elder care facilities have admitted to verbally abusing, yelling at, and using foul language with elderly residents of their facilities.
When a nursing home fails to provide adequate care for a patient, causing injury or death, that patient and their family may be entitled to significant compensation.
At Miller Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, we are experienced professionals with a track record of getting our clients the best results possible. If you believe a loved one was or is the victim of nursing home abuse or negligence, contact Miller Law Group today.
- Rapid weight loss
- Unsanitary conditions
- Bruises and broken bones
- Sudden behavioral changes
- Heavily medicated
- Patient is reluctant to speak to nursing home staff
Forty percent (40%) of nursing home residents have reported abuse, and more than ninety percent (90%) report that they or another resident of the facility have been neglected.