Nursing Home Abuse

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 declared that every nursing home resident has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be free from abusive and negligent behavior. Nursing home abuse is a tragedy, and its victims deserve justice. Most nursing homes in the United States are understaffed, resulting in rampant neglect. Many elderly nursing home residents ( as many as 44%, according to a 2000 survey) also report that they had either witnessed or been the victim of physical abuse in their facility.

The attorneys at Morelli Law Firm fight for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you suspect that your loved one has or is currently enduring abuse at their facility, call on us.

Common Injuries Caused by Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to severe injuries and even death. Some of the most common nursing home abuse injuries include:

  • Bed sores
  • Bowel impaction
  • Dehydration
  • Slips and falls
  • Malnutrition

The elderly often suffer emotionally as a result of abuse and neglect. While the evidence of emotional and psychological abuse is not physical, common signs of distress include:

  • Depression
  • Not talking
  • Emotionally distant behavior
  • Confusion
  • Fearfulness

It is important to remember that nursing home injuries are avoidable. If your loved one was the victim of neglect or abuse, this is inexcusable and the negligent facility should be held accountable. Whether you suspect abuse or know with certainty that it is happening, we invite you to contact our law firm now at (877) 751-9800.

Morelli Law Firm is Prepared to Help

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective legal experience and more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We hold nursing home and elder care facilities accountable for their negligent and wrongful behavior to secure justice for the abused. We are committed to fighting for you and your loved one.

Call (877) 751-9800 to discuss your potential case with a member of our firm, or send us a message here.

To learn more, please visit our Nursing Home Injury Info Center.

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