There has been much 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 types of 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.
According to a study done at Harvard University, nursing homes, when faced with allegations of abuse, neglect, or serious complaints against the staff, simply transfer the title of the nursing home to another company in order to rebrand themselves. The authors of the study found a “direct link between the number of times a facility had changed hands and the number of state violations it had.”
While changing things up in the wake of an abuse scandal might seem like a step forward, the study concluded that these changes were little more than a show for potential clients. In fact, ownership of the facilities was sometimes being transferred to those with even less experience running a nursing home facility, which in turn can lead to even more problems. In lieu of this title transfer, nursing homes with a history of abuse need to focus on better hiring practices and more effective employee training.
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at the hands of a nursing home staff member, 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 to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury lawyer specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!