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If you have been injured in a Nursing Home accident you will need an experienced injury lawyer who cares about you as a person and is dedicated to fighting for you to get most compensation for your Nursing Home injury.

Nursing home abuse is growing problem. Nursing home abuse hit national recognition in 1999 when 5,000 death certificates listed the cause of death as “Nursing Home Negligence” including, dehydration, starvation and bedsores.

The National Center On Elder Abuse in the U. S. reported that 30% of all nursing homes have some type of elder abuse including: neglect, exploitation, malnutrition, physical abuse, psychological distress, and sexual abuse. Nursing home neglect and abuse are criminal acts whether they occur inside or outside a nursing home.

There are more than 2 million nursing home residents and more than 16,000 nursing homes in the U. S. Recent studies show that over 90% of U. S. nursing homes have been cited by health inspectors for deficiencies.
Nursing home negligence and abuse are serious and widespread problems. It is estimated that nearly 1 million senior citizens are victimized each year in the U. S. 

According to the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, all nursing home residents are entitled to receive quality care and live in an environment that improves or maintains the quality of their mental and physical health which includes freedom from abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of nursing home resident’s funds.

If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse we can help you take immediate legal action. Our nationwide toll free number to get help is 866.757.6949

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking for a Nursing Home injury lawyer online you know how hard it is to find an experienced personal injury lawyer to answer your questions. 

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Each State has a strict statute of limitations for you to file your Nursing Home Injury lawsuit. 

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Recent Nursing Home Abuse Verdicts

  • $1.35 Million Nursing Home Death Settlement: For a nursing home resident that died as a result of nursing home neglect.
  • $600,000 Nursing Home Death Settlement: For a nursing home resident that developed pressure sores and died from infection.
  • $700,000 Nursing Home Fall Settlement: For neglect in nursing home resulting in slip and fall hip fracture and neglect in allowing development of pressure sores.
  • $1.5 Million Nursing Home Death Settlement: For Failure to properly treat resident’s wounds and neglect in allowing bed sores to develop causing death.
  • $375,000 Nursing Home Death Settlement: For a slip and fall in a nursing home, resulting in a broken neck and death of resident.
  • $290,000 Nursing Home Death Settlement: For a nursing home case involving failure to obtain emergency medical care for nursing home resident.
  • $200,000 Nursing Home Death Settlement: For Fall in nursing home resulting in fractured hip and unexplained bruising on elderly resident.
  • $500,000Nursing Home Neglect Death Settlement: For the death of 83 year-old nursing home resident caused by faulty bed rails.
  • $3.5 Million Nursing Home Death Settlement: For neglect of resident of nursing home resident that suffered severe burns causing death.
  • $1.35 Million Malnutrition Death Settlement: For nursing home neglect - Failure to ensure proper nutrition and hydration causing death.
  • $1.3 Million Misplaced Feeding Tube Death Settlement: For nursing home resident that had feeding tube misplaced resulting in peritonitis and death.
  • $825,000 Assisted Living Fraud Settlement: For an assisted living resident’s fall and death from failure to meet resident needs.
  • $1 Million Nursing Home Death Settlement: For diabetic shock death of resident. Nursing staff failed to properly monitor blood sugar level and doctor's orders for diabetic medication.

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

  • More than 2.6 million Americans are living in nursing homes or an assisted living facility.
  • 1 in 10 Americans over age 65 will spend some of their lives in an adult care facility or nursing home.
  • More than 50% of nursing home residents do not have close relatives or any family support.
  • The number of nursing home residents under the age of 65 has doubled from 7 to 14%.
  • The average age of a nursing home resident has dropped from 83 to 79.
  • 90% of nursing home abuse abusers are staff members, other residents, and familiar residents known by the victim.
  • 90% of U. S. nursing homes have staff levels too low for adequate care.
  • 1 out of 3 nursing home patients are prescribed antipsychotic drugs.
  • It is estimated that only 20% of nursing home abuse cases are ever reported and many go unnoticed by family and Nursing home staff.
  • The average annual cost for a private nursing home room will be $175,000 by the year 2021.
  • The average cost for a private nursing home room in 2003 was $66,000.
  • Each year, more than 2.1 million elderly Americans are victims of physical, psychological and other forms of nursing home abuse.
  • In 2001, 1 out of 4 Nursing homes is cited for a wrongful death or serious injury to a resident.
  • In 2005, 91.7% of nursing homes in the U. S. were cited by health inspectors for at least one violation.
  • In 2007, there were 257,872 nursing home complaints relating to the quality of service, patient care, facilities care, and staffing care.
  • In 2007, there was an average of 20 nursing home complaints per nursing home in the U. S.
  • In 2008, there were 1.8 million total nursing home beds and there are 32.5 million people aged 65-75.
  • 75% of the nursing home aides prosecuted for nursing home abuse has a previous criminal record.
  • CNN reported recently that more than 90% of nursing home facilities are understaffed which creates an environment for nursing home abuse.
  • More than 11% of nursing homes have been cited for unnecessary dispensing prescription drugs to elderly patients.
  • A recent study reported that 44% of nursing home residents have suffered some type of physical abuse.
  • A recent study reported that 48% of nursing home residents have reported being treated or handled roughly.
  • A recent study reported that 38% of nursing home residents have witnessed a nursing home injury inflicted on the elderly.
  • 66% of nursing home residents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or a condition that limits their awareness that abuse is occurring.
  • 75% of the nursing home residents are women with about 50% of nursing home residents are age 85 or older.
  • Many older adults are being over medicated in nursing homes to prevent combative behavior, agitation, and outbursts from patients with dementia.
  • Only 16% of all elder abuse cases are ever reported according to a study by the National Elder Abuse Incident Study.
  • During 1986-1994, the number of elder abuse cases doubled from 120,000 cases to over 240,000 cases per year in the U. S.

Nursing Home Abuse

Types of Nursing Homes
Adult Day Care
Adult Foster Home
Alzheimer Care Unit
Assisted Living Apartment
Assisted Living Facility
Continuing Care Facility
Continuing Care Retirement Community
Convalescent Care Center
Convalescent Home
Hospice Care
Independent Living Home
Nursing Facility
Nursing Home Facility
Nursing Home Hospital
Nursing Home Resident
Nursing Rehab Center
Residential Care Facility
Respite Care
Retirement Community
Retirement Home
Retirement Assisted Living Hotel
Senior Citizen Home
Skilled Nursing Home
Veteran Convalescent Home

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 requires that a nursing home “provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident”
For a nursing home to obtain Medicare and Medicaid funds they must comply with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations policies including:

  • Have sufficient nursing home staff to provide nursing and related services.
  • Develop a comprehensive care plan for each nursing home resident.
  • Prevent the deterioration of a nursing home resident’s ability to bathe, dress, groom, transfer and move about.
  • Ensure that nursing home residents receive proper treatment to maintain vision and hearing.
  • Ensure that nursing home residents do not develop pressure and bed sores.
  • Provide appropriate treatment and services to incontinent nursing home residents.
  • Ensure that the nursing home resident receive adequate supervision and assistive devices to prevent accidents.
  • Ensure that nursing home residents are protected from medication errors.
  • Promote care for nursing home residents in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity.
  • Ensure that the medical care of each nursing home resident is supervised by a physician and must provide or arrange for the provision of physician services 24 hours a day, in case of an emergency.
  • Provide pharmaceutical services to nursing home residents.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Abandoned Residents
  • Abusing Power of Attorney for Personal Gain
  • Arguments Between Caregiver and Resident
  • Bedsores
  • Bloody or Stained Clothing
  • Burns
  • Caregiver Actively Works to Isolate Resident
  • Caregiver is Inexplicably Defensive Over Actions
  • Caregiver Reluctant to Provide Resident with Needs
  • Cashing Residents’ Checks Without Permission
  • Change in Alertness
  • Choking
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Complaints About Painful Blisters
  • Complaints About Painful Abrasions
  • Constant Thirst
  • Contractures
  • Crowding/Concentration of Vulnerable Residents
  • Deceiving an Elder into Signing a Will, Contract, or Document
  • Deceiving an Elder into Signing a Contract
  • Deceiving an Elder into Signing a Document
  • Delays in Allowing Visitors to See Resident
  • Dehydration
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Drops or Mishandling
  • Elder Abuse Wrongful Death
  • Emotional Withdrawal
  • Employee Using Residents Possessions
  • Employee Stealing Residents Possessions
  • Excessive Demands on Staff
  • Extremely Dry Skin
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Physical Therapy
  • Failure to Provide Food and/or Liquids
  • Failure to Follow Treatment Plan
  • Failure to Provide Medications
  • Failure to Provide Treatments
  • Failure to Call the Doctor
  • Failure to Send to the Emergency Room
  • Falls
  • Fear of Being Alone
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Forging Residents Signature
  • Fractured Bones
  • Frequent Crying
  • Frequent Falls
  • Frequent Injuries
  • High Employee Absenteeism
  • High Personnel Turnover
  • Incompetent or Indifferent Care Providers
  • Inadequate Staffing
  • Inappropriate Display of Affection by Staff Member
  • Infections
  • Insufficient Staff
  • Insufficient Staff Training
  • Lack of Interest, or Anxiety
  • Less Than Adequate Maintenance on Structures
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication Errors
  • Minimal Staff Qualifications
  • Nursing Home Falls
  • Nursing Home Administrator Abuse
  • Nursing Home Injury
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Nursing Home Staff Abuse
  • Nursing Home Worker Abuse
  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death
  • Outright Complaining by Resident
  • Over Medication of Residents
  • Overwhelming Sadness
  • Past Disciplinary Actions
  • Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse
  • Physical or Chemical Restraints
  • Physical Signs of Neglect
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Poor response to Alleged Incidence of Abuse
  • Poorly Paid Staff
  • Pressure Sores
  • Rapid Unexpected Health Decline
  • Rapid Weight Loss
  • Recent changes to a Resident’s Will
  • Resident Complains Frequently
  • Resentment by Staff Towards Resident
  • Resident Has No Awareness of Their Financial Affairs
  • Resident Not Paying Bills on Time
  • Resident’s Rent is Often Overdue.
  • Resident’s Bills are Late or are Unpaid
  • Rude or Humiliating Comments by Staff
  • Tension Between Caregiver and Resident
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual or Physical Abuse by Employee
  • Sexual or Physical abuse by Fellow Resident
  • Signatures on Checks do not Resemble Residents’ Signature
  • Social Isolation
  • Soiled Bedding
  • Staff Duties Not Properly Defined
  • Staff is Indifferent or Displays Anger Towards Resident
  • Staff Refuses to Allow Visitors to See Resident
  • Substitution of Heavy Medication
  • Sudden Agitation
  • Sudden Personality Changes
  • Unusual Behavior changes
  • Uncharacteristic Anger
  • Unexplained Bruises
  • Unexplained Broken Bones
  • Unexplained Burns
  • Unexplained Cuts
  • Unexplained Lacerations
  • Unsafe Living Conditions
  • Unsanitary Living Conditions
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Weight Loss

Signs of Elder Abuse

  • Abandonment of Elder
  • Agitated State by Elder
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Aggressive or Physical Behavior
  • Bedsores
  • Bleeding or Hemorrhaging Below Scalp
  • Bruises on Elder’s Body
  • Burning Elder
  • Burns on the Body
  • Cigarette Burns
  • Coerced Sex
  • Coerced Nudity
  • Confusion
  • Cuts on Elder’s Body
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Denial
  • Demanding of Services
  • Derogatory Language
  • Depression Without Illness
  • Depriving Residents of Food or Drink
  • Discoloration on the Face or Body
  • Disorientation
  • Drug Abuse
  • Economic Abuse
  • Elder Alone at a Shopping Center
  • Elder Abuse Injury
  • Elder Excessively Dehydrated
  • Elder has an Untreated Medical Condition
  • Elder is Being Manipulated
  • Elder Not allowed to Visit Friends
  • Elder’s Rent is Overdue
  • Elder Unable to Make decisions
  • Emotional Elder Abuse
  • Fear
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Financial Problems
  • Forcing Residents to Eat or Drink
  • Giving an Elder the Silent Treatment
  • Harassing Elders
  • Helplessness of Elder
  • Hesitation to Talk Openly
  • Hitting Elder
  • Hostile
  • Humiliating Elders
  • Implausible Stories
  • Inadequately Clothed
  • Inappropriate or Excessive Drugging
  • Incontinent
  • Insulting Elders
  • Intimidation of Elder
  • Intrusive Behavior
  • Isolated From Relatives and Friends
  • Kicking Elder
  • Lacerations on Elder’s Body
  • Malnutrition
  • Medicine Abuse
  • Mental Abuse
  • Noticeable Dehydration
  • Noticeable Malnutrition
  • Obvious Malnutrition
  • Overwhelming Sadness
  • Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • Puncture Wounds on Elder’s Body
  • Pushing Elder
  • Psychological Elder Abuse
  • Physical Elder Abuse
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Pornography
  • Pressure Sores on Elder’s Body
  • Rape
  • Recent Changes to Will of an Elder
  • Restraint Marks on Body
  • Restraints for an Excessive Period of Time
  • Rope Burns
  • Scared or Fearful Attitude
  • Scratches on Elder’s Body
  • Sexual Acting Out
  • Sexual Assault or Battery
  • Sexual Elder Abuse
  • Sexually Explicit Photographing
  • Shoving Elder
  • Signatures on Checks is Not Elder’s
  • Significant Skin Problems
  • Significant Weight
  • Slapping Elder
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Social Abuse
  • Sodomy
  • Soiled Clothing, Bed, or Living Area
  • Sores or Rashes on the Body
  • Striking Elder
  • Threatening Physical Violence
  • Threatening or Coerced sex
  • Threatening Language
  • Treating ElderLike an Infant
  • Touching in a Sexual Manner
  • Unduly Restraining Elder
  • Unexplained Bruises
  • Unexplained Broken Bones
  • Unsafe Living Conditions
  • Unsanitary Living Conditions
  • Untreated or Cared for Medical Problems
  • Unusual Silence or Sulleness
  • Unwarranted Anger
  • Urine Smell or Fecal Matter on Elders Body
  • Urine Smell or Fecal Matter in Elders Room
  • Verbally Abusive
  • Verbal Insults
  • Welts on Elder’s Body
  • Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Weight Loss

Nursing Home Injury Lawsuit

For a Nursing Home injury lawsuit to be successful, personal injury lawyers have to show that your injury resulted from the negligence of another party. In the case of a Nursing Home abuse lawsuit victims and immediate family members have the right to file a personal injury claim.

Nursing Home Injury victims are entitled to these damages:

  • Economic damages
  • End-of-life-expenses
  • Exemplary damages
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of parental care
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Medical costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Monetary compensation
  • Non-economic damages
  • Physical impairment (past and future)
  • Loss of spousal support & companionship

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10 Things a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Do For Your Case

  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can help you recover medical expenses and lost income from all responsible parties.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can help you obtain records, case information, legal documents and photographs related to your case.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can track down witnesses that must be found and asked for testimony regarding your Personal Injury case.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer will guide you through each step of the legal process and will help minimize potential disruptions to your life so you can focus on your recovery.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can provide expert witnesses that have testified in similar Personal Injury cases that will help with your settlement.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can help educate you about your case and the state laws involved.
  • A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer can make sure that your Personal Injury case is filed within the statute of limitations for your state.
  • Nursing Home Abuse litigation is complicated and can involve large sums of money and a Personal Injury Lawyer can make sure that you get compensation.
  • Nursing Home Abuse lawsuits can take a long time in the busy U. S. court system. You will need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer that understands that your case will take time and will fight for you and your family through to a successful settlement.

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