Seniors living in nursing homes are among the most vulnerable individuals in society. Nursing homes serve a vital role in the lives of residents and their loved ones. According to the National Center for Elder Abuse, hundreds of thousands report elder abuse complaints annually. Most of the complaints received centered on abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
Abuse and neglect may expose nursing home residents to diseases, injuries, and even death. Although their outcomes are similar, neglect and abuse differ according to federal and local state laws.
If a resident is the victim of elder abuse in a nursing home facility, their loved ones can seek compensation through a claim. Consult an experienced attorney to learn more about seeking justice for loved ones.