Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing homes are designed to protect and care for elderly individuals are no longer able to care for themselves. Many offer a comfortable and semi-home environment to relax and treat the elderly with their healthcare problems.However, despite North Carolina’s Ombudsman Program, which is designed to promote and protect the rights of residents of long-term care facilities, it is not uncommon for nursing home abuse or neglect to occur. A nursing home abuse lawyer can help.
It is estimated that for every one case of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect reported to authorities, that about five more go unreported, according to the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study. According to the best available estimates, between 1 and 2 million Americans ages 65 and older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended on for car or protection. Most causes of these abuses are from overworked, untrained staff members and nursing homes being under staffed. Although the federal Nursing Home Reform Law requires that all residents receive high-quality care, many nursing homes provide lesser care to residents whose care is paid for through Medicaid or by long-distance loved ones. You and loved ones, should be mindful and watchful to signs that might indicate that an elderly family member or friend are being subjected to any of the following issues of abuse or neglect:
- Mental, Physical or Financial Abuse
- Dirty Beds
- Bedsores Going Untreated
- Unsanitary Conditions
- Scalding Water Burns
- Over or Under Medicating
- Medication Errors
- Malnutrition or Food Starvation
- Food Poisoning
- Poor Wound Treatment
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful Death
If you suspect that one of your loved ones has suffered or been injured by nursing home abuse or negligence, we encourage you to call one of the experienced North Carolina nursing home lawyers at the King Law Firm, immediately! It is important to act quickly when a nursing home abuse or neglect issue arises.
The legal professionals at the King Law Firm are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Call us Toll-Free today for a free consultation at (800) 635-1683 or through our online Contact Form!
With 15 offices throughout Eastern & Central North Carolina, we’re willing and able to fully assist you and your loved ones with your nursing home abuse case!