Nursing Home Abuse

The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 declares 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’ve witnessed or been the victim of physical abuse in their facility.

Morelli Law Firm fights for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you suspect your loved one is currently enduring abuse at their facility, call 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, the facility should be held accountable. Whether you suspect abuse or know with certainty it is happening, 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. See the Human Rights Watch’s exposé of the prevalence of antipsychotics abuse in nursing homes to learn more about this tragedy.

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