Many nursing homes are managed and staffed by caring, well-trained professionals. However, as more and more of our elderly live in assisted living facilities, there is a greater amount of institutional and individual abuse, mostly in the form of neglect. Undertrained and overwhelmed, some well-meaning staff may not be able to meet the needs of your elderly loved one leading to emotional and physical neglect. There are also unfortunate cases of deliberate physical, mental, and emotional abuse.
Some 30% of nursing homes have had cases brought against them for abuse. In a government study, nine thousand patients were victims of nursing home malpractice and five thousand of these patients’ deaths were related to malpractice.
Some signs of nursing home malpractice may include:
Minimum Standards of Care for a Nursing Home
Following the afore-mentioned study in the 1980s, the United States government passed an act providing the minimum standards of care for a nursing home. The act was meant to focus on the patients’ quality of life and investigative resources were set aside to hold assisted living facilities accountable.
Many Nursing Homes
Many nursing homes exceed the government-mandated level of care, but if you suspect your loved one has been maltreated by a care professional or as a result of a facility-wide problem, you may well have a case.
Call Kravitz Law Group today at (813) 626-1234, to share your loved one’s experience, to discuss the evidence, and to learn of your rights. No one should ever have to be a victim of nursing home negligence.
We believe that our elders deserve dignified care and we are ready to represent your case with tenacity and strength.
Insurance companies often make it as difficult as they can for individuals to obtain proper compensation – even when an insurance company makes an offer, the amount is rarely enough to cover all of the expenses and losses. This is where we step in.
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If you feel you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor or medical facility, and you need legal representation in a medical malpractice case against a doctor or hospital, contact Kravitz Law Group for a free initial consultation to see if legal action is right for you.
The death of a family member is an extremely traumatic and painful experience. This can become even more so when negligence was to blame for their death, and the accident was avoidable. If you have lost a loved one, know that we care and that we are here to help.
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