Nursing home abuse has been a disturbing issues that has outraged families who have had loved ones suffer. A number of families have entrusted their elderly parents in the care of a California nursing home, not knowing the abuse or neglect they had to endure. This is not what a family has in mind when they find a facility for their loved one to spend his or her last days.
California’s elderly population continues to increase and so does the problem of abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Knowing that your elderly parent could be facing abuse or neglect is a frightening thought. The results can be devastating to your family member. One of the causes of nursing home neglect is an under staffed facility. Nursing homes are for profits businesses that look to maximize profits like any other company. One of the ways nursing homes can make more money is by shorting staff. When fewer staff members are used elderly patients could become neglected.
Nursing Home Elder Abuse Statistics
We cannot be certain exactly how many elderly suffer every year due to nursing home abuse and neglect. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that somewhere between 1 and 2 million Americans over the age of 65 are mistreated by someone they depend on for care.
Finding A Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered from the abuse or negligence of another it is well advised to seek the consul of a skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. The best personal injury lawyers will offer free consultations and a no win no fee guarantee. To receive your free consultation please contact the law office of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. We have helped more than 6,000 people recover hundreds of millions of dollars and would like to do the same for you.