Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Local Rhode Island Nursing Home Abuse Attorney S. Joshua Macktaz can help your family with the suffering and mistreatment that has taken place with someone you know or love in a nursing home.
Nursing home neglect and abuse is one of the nation’s largest growing problems. Estimated one in three nursing homes are reported for abuse, a number thought grossly underestimated. This statistic is frightening, especially considering instances of nursing home abuse are so severe reports of death, broken bones, beating, and complete neglect occurred.
Some common types of neglect that our Personal Injury Lawyers handle:
- Lack of proper nutrition and dehydration
- Physical abuse of the resident
- Over medicating resident
- Verbal humiliation
- Emotional exploitation
- Bed sores due to lack of attention of residents in bed
Nursing home neglect and abuse can occur in many different ways. These forms include physical pain, emotional trauma, psychological depression, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and neglecting basic needs. Watching for signs of nursing home abuse can help prevent further damage from occurring because in many instances residents are afraid to disclose that nursing home abuse is happening. Some residents feel reporting the nursing home abuse will make them a burden to their families or increase fear that the abuse will grow worse.
Nursing home abuse has been largely attributed to underpaid, under trained and high turnover rate of employees. In addition, families of nursing home abuse victims were shocked to learn that a majority of nursing home abuse perpetrators had a history of past nursing home abuse yet this had not stopped them for being hired.