Sadly, residents of nursing homes are easy targets for physical and sexual abuse. These residents are dependent on nursing home staff and either cannot report the abuse or are coerced into remaining silent. Many symptoms of abuse are apparent only on areas of the body covered by clothing or completely unseen. It is important to realize that physical abuse includes both sexual assault and any form of physical assault or maltreatment.
A look into the prevalence of abuse reveals little in the way of concrete data. The U.S. House Committee on Government Reform has stated that one-third of nursing homes are cited for abuse. That said, the National Center on Elder Abuse reports that "more than one in 10 elders may experience some type of abuse, but only one in five cases or fewer are reported."
If a loved one has unexplained injuries, including bruises, cuts, burns or broken bones, we encourage you to get in touch.
Huntington Nursing Home Neglect And Physical Abuse Attorneys
Our lawyers are prepared to take your case to hold negligent nursing home companies accountable for the mistreatment and abuse of our loved ones and vulnerable elderly. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible; our experience is exceeded only by our sensitivity.
Need help? Our West Virginia nursing home abuse attorneys are here. Call now, day or night: 304-521-4572, toll free 877-262-3376.
We at Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, have over 70 years of combined legal experience handling personal injury claims. Please contact our West Virginia attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.