As disturbing it may be for you to imagine, but every day, a sizable segment of the elderly population in nursing homes is neglected, abused, or victimized in one form or the other. More than 500,000 people over the age of 60 are neglected or abused every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this figure only accounts for a fraction of the original number of problems, as a majority of the nursing home neglect and abuse cases go unreported.
If you think that your elderly loved one is being neglected, you may have some questions regarding taking legal action for getting appropriate compensation. We have answered some commonly asked questions from our nursing home neglect attorney here:
Q: What constitutes as nursing home neglect?
A: Nursing home neglect has several forms, including the failure of:
Q: What are the types of nursing home neglect?
A: The Nursing Home Abuse Center defines four types of nursing home neglect:
Q: Who is liable for nursing home neglect?
A: The nursing home administration and staff are directly responsible for any type of neglect that takes place in the premises of the institution. Not only it is their responsibility to provide adequate care to the residents, but they are being paid for these services and it is part of their job. There are several things for which the facility can be held liable, including:
Q: Where to report suspected nursing home negligence?
A: You can contact the following to report and take action against the suspected nursing home negligence and abuse:
If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, you should talk to a reliable and experienced nursing home neglect attorney to help you with your situation. Contact the Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. at (847) 395-2200 or online today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.