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The nursing home neglect is indeed a complicated issue to face. Due to this neglect, our senior citizens and loved elder people are at risk of elder abuse or neglect every day. The elder neglect comes in different forms but they are not evidenced by clear or any physical signs. It is really hard to know that, most of the nursing home neglect cases remain unpunished and unreported. Some of these nursing home neglect cases have resulted in serious and even death of the elder ones.
This nursing home negligence or elder neglect mostly occurs when the elder people do not receive the proper physical, medical or emotional attention from the caregivers in nursing homes. This negligence poses serious effects and harm to those elder victims
Nursing home neglect or abuse occur when elderly person become the victim of harmful behavior caused by the negligence of caregivers, owners and operators of nursing home. Some of the examples of nursing home injuries include bed sores , pressure ulcers, dehydration, sudden weight loss, sexual assault, unexplained fractures, bruises, respiratory issues and malnutrition.
If any of those injuries occurs, the affected elderly people or their family should immediately sue for money damages. The victims of nursing home negligence have the rights to sue nursing home or doctors, nurses. Thus filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit is crucial to prevent these negligence acts to other elderly people.
Taking action against nursing home negligence is the only effective way to prevent this mistreatment and to save other elderly people from becoming victims of the elder neglect. If the victim is in immediate danger, necessary actions have to be taken to remove them from that nursing home as soon as possible. After ensuring the safety of that elderly patient legal action must be taken instantly against the specific nursing home that created the harmful risks to aged people.
The nursing homes are responsible for injuring the older people due to their negligence, wrong imprisonment, violations of criminal statutes and violations of regulations related with their maintenance, licensing and general operation. Hence this act of neglect or exploitation of elderly people has lead to significant proceedings that include an investigation done by detective services agency, a lawsuit for the cause of actions due to nursing home negligence and ultimately criminal prosecution.
These proceedings are mainly defined to offer great help and relief to the older victims and thus avoid further risk from neglect caused by nursing home owners or employees. This civil action is used to provide immediate remedy from the damage caused to the older people.