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As the elderly population rises, so does the nursing home population. And with the increase in the nursing home population, there has been an increased incidence of nursing home negligect and abuse. Governmental agencies at the federal and state levels, such as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provide nursing home oversight, establishing uniform standards to help ensure the protection and safety of patients.
However, over one million nursing home residents become victims of abuse each year. “Abuse” includes both intentional action and negligence. Whether chronic or a single incident, abuse should be rectified; victims have a right to damages. In addition to damages, most cases of abuse can lead to punitive actions against the nursing home in questions, including loss of certification or licensing.
All types of abuse are wrong and may lead to injury or death for the victim. Nursing home abuse victims may be subjected to falls, malnutrition or dehydration, bed sores, gangrene, aspiration pneumonia, over-sedation, poor medical care, or wrong medication. Sometimes abuse is more subtle: lack of supervision, theft, abandonment, defective equipment, sexual assault, coercion, physical or mental abuse.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.