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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in North Carolina
Proficiently Protecting the Rights of Our Clients & Their Families
Nursing homes are designed to protect and care for elderly individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves. Many offer a comfortable and semi-home environment to relax and treat the elderly with their healthcare problems. However, despite North Carolina’s Ombudsman Program, which is designed to promote and protect the rights of residents of long-term care facilities, it is not uncommon for nursing home abuse or neglect to occur. A proficient nursing home abuse lawyer in North Carolina can help.
Nursing Abuse is More Common Than You’d Think
According to the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study, for every one case of elder exploitation, neglect, abuse, or self-neglect that is reported, there are five more that go unreported. Also, approximately 1.5 million Americans ages 65 and older have been exploited, injured, or otherwise mistreated by someone who provided them with care or protection.
Most causes of these abuses are from overworked, untrained staff members and nursing homes being under-staffed. Although the federal Nursing Home Reform Law requires that all residents receive high-quality care, many nursing homes provide lesser care to residents whose care is paid for through Medicaid or by long-distance loved ones. You and your loved ones should be mindful and watch for signs that might indicate that an elderly family member or friend is being subjected to any issues of abuse or neglect.
These signs of potential abuse include:
Mental, physical, or financial abuse
Bedsores going untreated
Scalding water burns
Over or under medicating
Malnutrition or food starvation
Poor wound treatment
Pain and suffering
If you suspect that one of your loved ones has suffered or been injured by nursing home abuse or neglect, we encourage you to call one of the experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at King Law Firm immediately! It is important to act quickly when a nursing home abuse or neglect issue arises.
The legal professionals at King Law Firm are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 635-1683 to speak with one of our North Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys.
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