NURSING HOME NEGLECT IS AGAINST THE LAW

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Nursing home abuse is morally reprehensible and against the law. However, it is still a prevalent problem. What would motivate nursing home facilities to break

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NURSING HOME NEGLECT IS  AGAINST THE LAW  Nursing home abuse is morally reprehensible and against the law. However it                         is still a prevalent problem. What would motivate nursing home facilities to                         break the law Profit. Nursing homes run like a business – they will act in a                                 way which maximizes profits at the expense of their patients’ health and                         safety.      To achieve higher profits they will often hire people who are unfit for their                             positions inadequately train them or fail to run background checks on them                         thereby exposing patients to potentially dangerous individuals. In addition                   nursing homes will hire only the bare minimum necessary for the nursing                         home to function resulting in nursing home employees caring for more                       patients and having more responsibility than they can handle.  The result can be devastating. Elders in nursing home facilities require 24                         hour care and often suffer from an illness or disability. Many require                         numerous daily medications just to function at a minimal level. Forgetting to                         administer proper medication or over-medicating a patient can result in severe

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illness or even death. Abuse – physical sexual verbal etc. – can also                           permanently affect a patient’s health and compromises his or her safety.  What makes matters worse is that many patients are unable to report                         instances of abuse or neglect. Nursing home patients are often unable to                         effectively communicate. Those who do report abuse may not be believed or                         don’t report it for fear of retaliation.  So what can you do if your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected in                                 a nursing home facility Find an experienced ​elder abuse attorney to handle                         your case. Lawsuits against nursing home facilities are numerous and often                       involve multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.  York Law Firm specializes in nursing home abuse cases and we have                         obtained our clients millions for their wrongful treatment. What makes us so                         successful is our desire to fight injustice and protect the rights of the “little                             guy.” We will fight against the system responsible for injuring your loved one.  If you have any questions or concerns about the care your loved one is                             receiving in a nursing home or residential care facility please contact Wendy                         York at York Law Firm to get more information at ​916-643-2200 ​or ​contact us                             online​. York Law Firm helps nursing home residents and their families to stop                           elder neglect and to hold nursing homes accountable.

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