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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is a unique area within the field of Medical Malpractice. As out nation’s population gets older, more and more people rely upon Nursing Homes to provide care for themselves and loved ones. Nursing Homes are subject to oversight legislation known as OBRA which is also known as the Nursing Home Reform Act. First signed into law in 1987 OBRA required sweeping changes in federal standards to improve standards of care in nursing homes.

Nursing homes are also required to pay the prevailing litigants attorney’s fees incurred prosecuting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect cases. This is a powerful tool to help litigants resolve nursing home litigation either before or at trial.

Some of the common problems patients complain of while in-patient at a nursing home are strong indicators of negligence. These may include:

  • Bedsores
  • Falls
  • Infection
  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition
  • Physical and Sexual abuse

If you or a loved one is the victim of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect please feel free to contact us at 877-368-0233.

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