1.5 million people currently live in nursing home facilities, and that number is expected to triple in the next 25 years. Unfortunately, many facilities have poor hiring procedures, fail to train employees properly, and put low costs and high profits ahead of health and wellness care. Nursing homes are paid to provide care and they are obligated to follow a standard of care to keep their residents as safe as possible. Unfortunately, there are facilities that put profits as a primary objective, above following this standard of care.
Nursing home abuse lawsuits are filed to obtain compensation for the injuries suffered and function as a critical safeguard in our society to protect the rights of most vulnerable residents and to ensure that proper standards are followed by the industry. As nursing home occupancy grows, so the importance of these standards.
If you believe an elderly loved one has been the victim of neglect or abuse at a nursing home, please contact us now.