Nursing home malpractice is any negligent or deliberate action committed by a professional in nursing home professional that could potentially injure a nursing home resident—whether mentally, physically, or emotionally.
Nursing home malpractice is a heartbreaking and widespread occurrence throughout the country. Statistics show that an estimated 1.6 million elderly individuals are looked after in nursing homes annually and 25 percent of all United States citizens will receive long-term care eventually during their lifetime. Studies also show that at least thirty percent of all nursing homes have been found guilty of some form of nursing home malpractice.
Nursing home malpractice can inflict injury to residents either socially, mentally, emotionally, physically, and/or financially. If your loved one is reporting things that can fall into either of these categories, it is vital to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible. Additionally, if your loved one has not said anything regarding any type of abuse or malpractice, it is important to look for any signs yourself and investigate any possible indicators of abuse. In many situations of nursing home malpractice, the victims feel too afraid to come forward.
Did you know?
Another conducted study showed that over 9,000 nursing homes throughout the country had performed at least one action that can be classified as nursing home malpractice.
Many nursing home deaths, according to the studies, were related directly to forms of nursing home malpractice—bedsores, starvation, and dehydration being some of the top causes.