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Factors That Lead To Nursing Home Abuse

Dec 1, 2007
A problem that stems from the overworked staff of nursing homes all across the US, is the abuse and neglect of the patients who reside there. Nurses with too many patients to handle are usually burnt out and end up quitting at some point. This will often leave the nursing homes, who already suffer from being undermanned, even more short-staffed. The few that do remain are almost allways tired and underpaid.

Our elderly relatives or friends are usually put into nursing homes, because they are unable to take care of themselves in even the most basic of ways. A vast majority of them need help just getting out of bed. In addition to requiring this kind of special care, the elderly can often be moodier than your average patient. Most of them remember that they were capable caring for themselves, and will be angry because they realize that they cannot do it anymore. They become a constant challenge for the nursing home staff. This puts a constant strain on the staff and will eventually take it's toll on even the happiest of nursing homes.

A point is reached, when these nurses or doctors can become a danger to our elderly friends or relatives. The neglect sometimes stems from intentional abuse or through lack of time to get everything done. Unfortunately, this mistreatment can also lead to the death of the very loved ones that we were hoping to protect by placing them in the care of professionals. What can be even worse, we hear that they had died of something that could have been prevented with proper care.

A nursing home abuse attorney can help you to get justice in court by filing a civil suit against the nursing home owners or management. Those who were responsible for the sub-standard level of care that your loved one was forced to endure, will be held responsible. You will be able to take them to task for their treatment. A nursing home abuse attorney will help to ensure that no one else is treated this way ever again.

Getting the money that you need, should be another job of the nursing home abuse attorney. These lawyers will help you and your family by forcing the nursing homes to pay for the suffering that they have caused. A nursing home abuse attorney will get you the money that you need to treat whatever injuries that your loved one may have sustained and place them in a home with better care. If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact a qualified nursing home abuse attorney who can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for damages suffered from such abuse or neglect.
About the Author
Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call Nick Johnson at 1-888-311-5522 or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com
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