According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the maltreatment of older people in nursing homes is on the rise. Currents estimates claim that at least one in twenty nursing home patients has been the victim of negligence or abuse. According to another study, over half of nurse aides admitted to having witnessed, or participated in, acts of neglect or abuse. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that neglect in the nursing home played a role in the deaths of 14,000 people between 1999 and 2002.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem. One of the most effective ways to force long-term care facilities to change their ways is a lawsuit. The Racine nursing home abuse personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will be your legal advocate. Contact them today at 800.682.3434 to discuss your specific situation.