Have you or a family member been a victim of nursing home abuse? If so you are not alone. In fact in a recent government study, a whopping 85 percent of nursing homes reported at least one case of abuse or neglect. This number is actually higher, as only 53 percent of nursing homes actually reported the allegations.
So what’s the positive news? You can take matters into your own hands by contacting an elder abuse attorney and bring those abusers to justice. They keyword here is attorney – if you try to be a vigilante and go at them yourselves it could be very dangerous and they may have time to cover up whatever abuse or neglect is happening at the time.
Here are just a few types of nursing home abuse to be aware of:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
If you’re not sure what to look for, here is an information guide that goes into detail about the various types of abuse and neglect so that you can stop it before it’s too late!
We don’t use the word epidemic lightly – in fact 1 in 3 nursing homes received violations from 1999-2001. Another stunning fact: out of 2,000 nursing home residents interviewed, 44% said they were abused and 95% said they were neglected or had seen another resident being neglected.
Not sure where to look? The Peck Law Group nursing home abuse attorneys are here for you and your family members and have over 35 years of experience in the field. Please use the form on the side or call us at any one of our locations throughout California today.
Van Nuys / Los Angeles Office: 6454 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 150, Los Angeles, CA 91401
Pleasant Hill / Oakland office: 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Ontario Office: 3281 Guasti Road, Ontario,CA 91761
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.