Nursing home abuse is a serious problem—and unfortunately, one that has become all too common. A study done by the House Government Reform Committee (Special Investigations Division) revealed that a whopping 30% of nursing homes in the US have been cited for abuses. That’s over 5,200 facilities, which means that thousands of elderly Americans are hurt every year in the facilities that are supposed to be responsible for giving proper care.
The rise in the number of negligence cases is attributed to the nation’s aging population. Seniors who enter assisted living facilities sometimes experience injustices such as poor quality of care, mistreatment, physical or verbal abuse, and even financial abuse. Our society’s elderly citizens are extremely vulnerable, especially when they are living in a facility away from home and family. They are often unable to defend themselves. It’s a grim picture and one that has to change. It’s our responsibility to vigilantly protect them.
Your elderly parent or loved one has the right to be treated with respect, receive proper care, and be protected from abuse. You need a skilled and experienced nursing home neglect attorney because it’s often difficult to prove what happens behind closed doors. At Burton Law Group, we can provide you a nursing home neglect lawyer who has handled similar cases and has years of experience in proving neglect.
We are committed to fighting for the rights of our senior citizens. If you want to know how these types of cases work, sit down for a consultation with us. We are always happy to answer your questions. Before meeting with you, our team will start research on the history of the facility in question to determine its past performance and record. This way, we can readily advise you on the best way to proceed when you arrive. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation. Together we can find justice for your elderly loved one.