Much has been done in recent years to combat verbal and physical abuse and expose those who engage in such activities. These efforts have focused on both our nation’s schools, where the dangers of bullying have become more apparent, and in adult settings such as the workplace or in marital scenarios. What generally gets neglected is the extent to which the elderly share in suffering from these abuses, particularly in nursing homes. Nursing home abuse has been found to be widespread. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse lawyer at 617-787-3700.
From April through December 2018, private investigators looked into the quality of care that veterans are receiving at nursing homes run by the Department of Veteran Affairs. They found that 52 out of the 99 nursing homes they studied had deficiencies that caused “actual harm” to veterans in those homes. These 52 homes span across 25 states, and the harm suffered by these veterans, generally bedsores, are easily prevented and treated.
However, the VA nursing homes frequently fail to take the proper steps in such situations. This study proved troubling for many, as veterans are a group that deserve the highest quality of care. While the Department of Veteran Affairs claim that the patients they receive are more “complicated” than other nursing homes, they also pledged to improve their care system throughout the country.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!