Nursing home neglect can be just as bad as abuse because if a patient is taken care of correctly various conditions can arise, such as bed sores. According to Mayo Clinic, ‘Bed sores – also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers – are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin.’
Bed sores can be incredibly painful and can even result in death if left untreated. Allegedly that’s just what happened to 68 year old Ontario resident Arthur Ross Jones after the Revera Nursing Homes neglected to take care of him. A lawsuit is now being brought against Revera nursing homes, one of the largest long term care companies around.
Arthur was admitted to Revera due to his dementia and Parkinson’s disease. He was completely reliant on Revera, and after falling twice was bed-ridden for many days. His family alleges that even before the fall Revera Nursing Homes failed to give Arthur the proper care and attention.
Unfortunately suing a nursing home is often too expensive for families, so any damages awarded to the family wouldn’t even cover the costs. Therefore, DeKervor’s attorney, Amani Oakley, will be filing a class-action lawsuit in the hopes that others will come forward to make it more feasible.
Have you been a victim of nursing home abuse?
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse please contact the Peck Law Group nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys right away for you free case evaluation at (866) 999-9085. We specialize in nursing home cases and take a holistic approach to ensure you receive the best and most supportive service available.
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.