Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Salt Lake, South Jordan, & Layton, Utah
Nursing Home Abuse Q&A
- Is Elder Abuse a Big Problem?
- Why Do People File Claims Against Nursing Homes?
- What Clues Indicate Nursing Home Abuse?
As America ages, more and more people can no longer take care of themselves. Most of the time, friends, family, social organizations, and for profit organizations provide elders the care they need and deserve. However, sometimes friends and family cannot give adequate care and the elder is placed in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Sadly, elders are increasingly being abused emotionally, physically, and financially in their nursing homes. They may also be abused or neglected in their own houses by hospice employees or assistance nurses.
Nursing home abuse is divided into two categories: neglect and intentional harm. Neglect is failure to provide for basic needs which could result in: medication overdoses, malnutrition, dehydration, infections, pressure sores, bedsores, skin ulcers, decubitus ulcers, falls, septicemia, and gangrene. Intentional harm includes physical assault, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and sexual assault.
- Nursing Homes Must Do the Following:
Care for the nursing residents in such an environment and manner that promote maintenance or enhancement of the quality of life of each resident;
- Provide services and activities that attain the highest practicable mental, physical, and psycho social well-being of each resident according to a written care plan. The plan should describe the medical, nursing and psycho-social needs of the resident and needs to be reviewed and updated periodically;
- Conduct a comprehensive care assessment describing each resident’s ability to perform daily functions and significant impairments.
MANY NURSING HOMES FAIL TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS.
At Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC, our Utah personal injury lawyer team protects victims of Nursing Home abuse from further harm. We want to recover the most money possible for what our clients have endured.
If you have suffered from Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect and want to discuss your case with a sympathetic and experienced Utah Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, please call today. We will provide a completely confidential consultation at no cost with no obligation.
More on Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Serious Abuse & Neglect Affecting Seniors today
- Elder Abuse
- Medical Errors
- Bed Rail Death
- Chemical Restraints Used to Control Seniors
- Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts
- Unfair Long-Term Disability Insurance Denials
Contact a Utah Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Call a Utah Nursing Home Abuse Attorney at the law office of Pearson, Butler & Carson today at (801) 495-4104.