DOES YOUR LOVED ONE SHOW SIGNS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE & NEGLECT?
Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be a heart-wrenching decision. Millions of families each year have to consider placing a parent or grandparent in a facility where their medical needs and day-to-day living needs can be met. We would like to think that the people with whom we entrust their care will provide the same standard of care that we have given, but, sadly, that is often not the case. In fact, nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming an epidemic in Kentucky, and what is taking place in these facilities is unacceptable.
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Each year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse. What is even more shocking is that for every case of nursing home abuse and neglect that is reported, there may be as many as five more cases that go unreported.
Elder Abuse – The Silent Crime Against Seniors Is On The Rise. Contact The Shelton Law Group For Your Free Consultation!
If you trusted a nursing home, assisted living facility or residential care facility to care for a family member or loved one, and now you suspect abuse, you are not alone. Sadly, abuse among our elderly is a common occurrence.
Abuse can take many forms – ranging from neglect to physical assault. Elders that may be most susceptible to abuse include those with dementia or disabilities. No matter what form it takes, nursing home abuse is illegal and needs to be stopped. In a survey conducted by The National Center on Elder Abuse, it was reported that elders who experience abuse had a 300% higher risk of death than those who had not been abused. Know the signs of abuse!
If a friend or loved one has suffered from a bedsore, broken bones, dehydration, infection or malnutrition as a result of nursing home neglect or abuse, request a free consultation and legal claim evaluation to determine if they may have a claim. The lawyers at the Shelton Law Group have experience investigating complex nursing home lawsuits for negligent care. We can review the circumstances surrounding the injury to determine if your loved one and your family may be entitled to compensation.