The decision whether or not to place a loved one in a nursing home is already complicated enough without having to worry about what will happen to them after they have been placed in the nursing home. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes are becoming more and more common across the country, with an alarming amount of cases going unreported by the victims. Victims of nursing home abuse, or the families of such victims, may not know what to do when abuse occurs; that is why victims should turn to an experienced nursing home abuse personal injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide them through this complicated litigation process so they can begin to recover for all of their damages.
A year-long investigation into Canadian nursing home abuse revealed that cases of staff-to-resident abuse increased 148% from 2011-2016. Marketplace compiled six years of data from Ontario’s long-term care facilities, including critical incidents involving abuse and neglect that each home reports to the government. The number of incidents was compared with the number of licensed beds in each home to calculate a rate of abuse.
The investigation reveals that staff-to-resident abuse increased 148% from 2011 to 2016, the most recently available data. In 2016, there were 2,198 reported incidents of staff-on-resident abuse. Which means, on average, that six seniors at long-term care homes in Ontario were abused every day during that period of time. An attorney with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly says family members come to her with abuse reports all the time with stories of their loved ones being illegally detained or being left in bed for days, and being kept in filthy conditions.
If you or a loved one of yours has been injured while residing in a nursing home, it is critical that you don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers because time may be a factor. A personal injury attorney can be reached at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm 24/7 at 617-787-3700 or by email at email@example.com. For your free and confidential consultation, call today. Your needs are our top priority!