Best Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers | Michigan Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

On January 9, a report of neglect and abuse at St. Louis-area nursing homes was released. After three years of inspections by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, findings include allegations of sexual assault, physical and verbal abuse, and neglect. In total, 513 nursing homes in Missouri were cited for inadequacies, with 99 out of this amount having “serious deficiencies.”

Specifically, the report showed that St. Louis-area nursing home facilities used lock-downs for punishment, did not notify physicians regarding a resident’s chest condition, have staff members that yell vulgarities at residents, did not protect residents from sexual abuse, and were lax in notifying police.

The results, however, are not exclusive to Missouri. In 2009, a congressional report indicated that one-third of all nursing homes on a national level were cited for abuse violations, including physical, sexual, and verbal.

As 2 million Americans live in long-term care facilities, and this amount is likely to grow, how do family members spot abuse or neglect?  

Common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include asphyxiation, bed injuries, malnutrition or dehydration, emotional upset or withdraw, fall-related injuries, infections, and history of wandering off premises, bed sores, significant weight changes, unexplained injuries or death, unsanitary living conditions, and significant changes in behavior, such as isolation.

Nursing home neglect happens in many forms, but all of it is damaging in some way; whether it be emotionally, physically, or financially.  Our Michigan nursing home lawyers are experienced and trained to advocate for your loved ones, if neglect occurs.  When the time comes, the decision to place your loved one in a nursing home must be a carefully thought-out.  Elderly abuse occurs all too often.  The thought of it is troubling, however if you suspect this is happening to your loved one, it is very important that you contact an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer immediately.

Victims of nursing home abuse do have legal rights. If you or family members suspect you have been a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, contact our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced Michigan nursing home lawyer about your case. Learn about your legal rights and what your family can do to protect yourself and other residents of the health care facility as well.

 

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