Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Our elderly are among the most vulnerable citizens in our society and are unable to speak up and accuse their abusers all too often. Elders are routinely the victims of financial, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. The emotional and physical toll on the victim and his or her family can be devastating.
The Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 (NHRA) was created to protect the elderly from mistreatment, abuse, and neglect. This collection of laws and the regulations that accompany them define standards of care for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The NHRA requires that each patient be provided with an individual care plan, nursing and social services, medical and pharmaceutical care, dietary/nutritional services, rehabilitative services, daily hygiene, and assistance with all activities of daily living. The goal of this legislation is to ensure that nursing home staff and owners will take care to provide a safe environment that will promote the health and well-being of the home’s residents. When the nursing home does not meet this standard, and their negligence or wrongful actions lead to injury or illness among residents, the nursing home is guilty of nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, despite new legislation and the efforts of individuals to hold nursing homes to the requisite standard of care, elder abuse is still a tremendous problem.
Reddick Moss has a wide range of experience in nursing home abuse and neglect claims involving:
- Decubitus ulcers (bed sores)
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Unexplained injury or death
- Elopement (wandering)
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unnecessary physical restraint
- Environmental injuries (e.g. injury from fires)
Our impressive and landmark case results speak for themselves. If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse and neglect in a nursing home, board and care facility, or an elderly residential care facility, please contact Reddick Moss at 1-877-907-7790 or fill out our free consultation form.