Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

This site provides comprehensive information on many aspects of nursing homes: nursing home abuse information and legislation, resident rights, preventative steps to nursing home abuse, appropriate links, and much more. In addition, we provide legal rights and resources for those who have experienced nursing home abuse and received mistreatment while residing in a nursing home.

Nursing home abuse can exact a heavy toll on its victims and their families and loved ones. And, unfortunately, the sad truth is that the incidence of nursing home abuse has been rising steadily during the past 15 years.

Our site provides victims and their families with the information and resources they need to help protect against abuse, neglect, and mistreatment at the hands of nursing homes and their staff. Let the experience, knowledge, and expertise of our legal team bring you the justice that you deserve.


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By their very nature, nursing homes should provide older Americans with clean, comfortable living areas that are free from abuse and mistreatment.

NURSING HOME ABUSE INFORMATION

Over 2 million Americans currently live in nursing homes and more than 15,000 nursing homes exist in this country.
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NURSING HOME ABUSE & RESIDENT RIGHTS

In order for nursing homes to be a part of the Medicare or Medicaid programs, they have to meet the following guidelines . . . click here for more on nursing home abuse

PREVENTING NURSING HOME ABUSE

Because of the vulnerability of nursing home residents, the widespread patterns of abuse, and the fact that federal tax dollars are used to pay for a large percentage of nursing home stays, the nursing home industry is very heavily regulated. Click here to find out more about your legal rights regarding nursing home abuse.

NURSING HOME ABUSE NEWS

October 2003

"Nursing home abuse owner criminal prosecution appears to be on the rise"
Federal official believe inadequate staffing is the biggest cause of nursing home abuse neglect in facilities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that 9 out of 10 nursing homes employ too few workers to provide adequate care, and over 40% of all homes need to increase their nurse aide staff by at least 50%.

Congress is considering legislation that would establish federal criminal penalties for nursing home abuse and neglect. If convicted, it could result in prison terms for individuals, in addition to corporate fines of up to $3 million. The nursing home abuse and neglect bill would also require the homes immediately report any reasonable suspicion of a crime to law enforcement officials. Read Full Article....

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NURSING HOME ABUSE IN THE NEWS

A recent General Accounting Office (GAO) report says in excess of half of the suspicious deaths in California nursing homes may be due to neglect. The latter deaths include dehydration and malnutrition. The study says about one third (1/3) of California nursing homes have been singled out by state inspectors for "serious or potentially life threatening care problems." The report goes on to say the same problems probably exist across the nation. These neglect allegations will probably grow worse as baby boomers and the elderly population as a whole, enter America's nursing homes.
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