Elder abuse is a real problem even making it into headlines. The nursing home industry has become a multi-billion dollar business composed of major corporations. In some facilities profitability has become more important than administering proper care. Reports state that 30% of nursing home facilities are cited for instances of abuse. For this reason, both federal and state governments have introduced legislation to protect residents of nursing homes. If you have a loved one that has been injured you may need the help of a nursing home abuse attorney.
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Nursing home neglect or abuse can have tragic results such as nursing home deaths, falls resulting in broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, decubitus ulcers and residents wandering off the nursing home premises and stepping into harm’s way. It is important to thoroughly understand the warning signs of potential nursing home negligence. Understanding the warning signs of abuse is the first step of stopping it.
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