Unfortunately, elder abuse doesn’t only happen in the home. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 1 out of 10 people over the age of 60 will be a victim of elder abuse in their lifetime.
What’s worse, is that many of these cases happen in nursing homes by the very people who are supposed to be taking care of them. And if the victim is not able to defend themselves or is debilitated due to disease, the perpetrator could possibly get away with it.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. There is a way to receive due compensation when it involves nursing home abuse.
As unnerving as it is, abuse does happen in nursing homes. Thankfully, with so much attention given towards these types of cases, more long-term care facilities have become proactive in their residents’ care. If abuse is found, the first step is to contact an attorney.
Filing A Lawsuit
Filing a nursing home abuse case is stressful. The emotional toll it takes on the victim and family can be overwhelming.
It’s important to hire a lawyer who has experience is such cases and understands the logistics. They should be able to clearly mitigate on the plaintiff’s behalf.
It’s important to understand that each case is different and the end result depends on the particular facts and circumstances.