Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse - Chattanooga & Cleveland TN

According to the SEC website regarding a report done by the National Institute on Aging, “The U.S. population age 65 and over is expected to double in size within the next 25 years. By 2030, almost 1-out-of-5 Americans — some 72 million people — will be 65 years or older. The age group 85 and older is now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.”

As the baby boomers are aging, a large segment of our population will soon reach the point of requiring nursing home care. The strains of this demand on assisted living facilities and nursing homes are often met with inadequate staffing and unqualified personnel.

Not only are the health and welfare of the elderly threatened when nursing home abuse occurs, but seniors may also be taken advantage of financially. Examples of serious abuse include the following:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Infections
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Pressure Ulcers or Bed Sores
  • Failure to Medicate & Monitor

The above abuse, if left unhandled, can result in illness and even death. Once the elderly have reached the stage where they need nursing home care, many are in no physical condition to report nursing home abuse, and some may not have the mental faculties to be aware or capable of communicating that the abuse is occurring. Families often bear the burden of taking legal action to penalize facilities that are condoning or neglecting to handle abusive care. Often the only effective means of forcing nursing homes to meet their responsibilities is by holding them financially accountable through the court system.

At the Law Offices of Morgan Adams our personal injury attorneys assist families and the elderly in protecting their rights against nursing home abuse. We will be glad to arrange a consultation to discuss your nursing home abuse concerns. Please call our law firm at (423) 265-2020 or (866) 580-4878 to speak with a qualified Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, or email us. Find out how we can help.

 


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