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
- Slips and falls
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:
- Not talking
- Emotionally distant behavior
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
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.
(877) 751-9800 to discuss your potential case with a member of our firm, or send us a message
To learn more, please visit our
Nursing Home Injury Info Center.
Meet the lawyers who will work on your case
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