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The Prevalence of Nursing Home Abuse in America

Prevalence Nursing Home AbuseNursing home abuse is a widespread problem that devastates individuals and their families on a daily basis. If your loved one has been victimized, contact Attorney Joe Lucé at Lucé Law, PC immediately. Attorney Lucé is an experienced McKinney injury attorney who represents clients who have suffered abuse in nursing homes.

Elder Abuse is a Growing Problem

Nursing homes provide room, board, and medical treatment for elderly and vulnerable adults who require significant levels of care. Because they are unable to perform many activities of daily living, they are dependent on their caregivers to assist them with daily activities such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and taking medications.

Unfortunately, abuse by caregivers is a growing problem in America’s nursing homes. A U.S. House of Representatives report found that 30% of nursing homes were cited for resident abuse between January 1999 and January 2001. The number of nursing homes cited for abuse has been steadily increasing.

Nursing home abuse takes many forms, including:

  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Financial Abuse

Many residents suffer significant physical or psychological problems as a result of the abuse.

One of the most effective ways to prevent the mistreatment of residents is by serving as an advocate for your loved one. Because elder abuse is often difficult to detect, it is important to pay attention to any changes in the resident’s condition, hygiene, and behavior. Discuss your concerns with a staff member immediately.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer

If you suspect that your loved one has been subjected to nursing home neglect or abuse, contact an attorney to discuss your concerns. Attorney Joe Lucé is an experienced McKinney injury attorney who will help you understand your legal rights. He will build a strong legal case on your behalf, helping you receive the compensation you deserve. He represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits every day.

Contact Lucé Law, PC online or by calling (972) 632-1300 to schedule a free consultation.

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