Representing Vulnerable Adults in Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Regrettably, nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming an epidemic in this country. What often takes place in these homes is reprehensible, with nursing homes placing profits over the care of their residents.
In the United States alone, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse every year. What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported. Research suggests that abused elders tend to die earlier than seniors who are well cared for, even in the absence of life-threatening and chronic conditions.