Abuse is a widespread problem in nursing homes and other nursing facilities across the United States. 1 in every 10 individuals over the age of 60 experience some form of abuse every year. According to the World Health Organization, 2 out of every 3 staff members admit to committing abusive acts. And these already disturbing […]Read More
Abuse of the elderly is on the rise. But why? Who would want to abuse our society’s most vulnerable members? Well, it may actually be their vulnerability that leads to such high cases of abuse. The extreme rise in cases over the last 10 years may also coincide with the extreme growth in the elderly […]Read More
Nursing homes are meant to be a safe place for the elderly. Patients expect to be properly taken care of, and their families place a lot of trust in the hands of facility staff and employees. That’s why it is a tragedy whenever cases of elder abuse are reported. Many residents are subject to the […]Read More
Elder abuse is a depressing reality. The elderly are some of the most helpless individuals in our communities… Making them easy targets for people who wish them harm. In general, elder abuse comes in many different forms. Whether it be physical abuse, emotional abuse, exploitation, or neglect, the statistics will vary depending on the abuse […]Read More
Every year nursing home abuse makes seniors feel ruined. Whether it be emotionally, physically, or financially, elder abuse comes in many forms. Culprits of this type of abuse can be other residents, staff, or even family members. In most cases, abusers aren’t strangers to the victim. Residents put their trust in their facility yet nursing […]Read More
One of the most common questions people ask themselves prior to taking any legal action is, “how much will it cost to hire an attorney?” This is no different when it comes to nursing home abuse cases… Unfortunately, while it may seem like a straightforward question, there is no straightforward answer. Each attorney is different […]Read More
The unfortunate truth is that elder abuse is shockingly common. Whether it be physical harm, psychological harm, or just outright neglect… Seniors are more vulnerable than ever. According to the National Institute of Justice 1 in 10 elders have reported experiencing some type of abuse (Source: National Mistreatment Study). In reality, it’s estimated that only […]Read More
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are on the rise. Unsurprisingly, states with higher elderly populations seem to have the largest number of lawsuits as well. California, Texas, Illinois, and Florida lead that list, with both the highest elder populations and the highest number of nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits. However, as a percentage […]Read More
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse cases are far too commonplace in today’s society. With nearly 2 million nursing home residents in the United States alone, many nursing homes are underfunded and understaffed, leaving our aging loved ones to suffer improper care and attention. While most Americans feel like they have done their homework prior to choosing […]Read More
Elder and nursing home abuse is nationally recognized as a problem, one that is continuing to plague societies all across America. Unfortunately, this matter isn’t likely to go away soon. Due to ongoing problems like: Underreporting The absence of a uniform information system A debate in terms of what defines “abuse” It has been difficult […]Read More
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