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Wrongful Death in Nursing homes

WRONGFUL DEATH IN NURSING HOMES Each year, 2.1 million geriatric patients in nursing homes are victims of physical and psychological abuse. For every 1 reported case of abuse, there are 5 unreported cases. 70% of nursing home abuse cases aren't 30% of nursing homes in 90% of nursing home patients receive sub- America have received a citation for abuse reported par care Nursing aides are rarely prosecuted for negligence. 25% of aides prosecuted have previous criminal records 5% of nursing aides in the entire nation have criminal records One-third of long-term care staff have witnessed nursing home negligence. 40% of care staff admit to engaging in acts of nursing home abuse at least once in the last year RIP RIP RIP There are many different common causes of wrongful death due to nursing home abuse. o Obvious physical abuse & beatings o Untreated illnesses • Malnourishment • Medication errors • Misdiagnoses • Hesitancy to call in medical support FAMOUS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS IN NURSING HOMES: HOLDER VS. BEVERLY ENTERPRISES TEXAS, INC. 83-year old Ruth Waites was hospitalized twice for dehydration and pressure sores. She died as a result of severe pressure sores and infection. Waites' estate sues the owners and was awarded $83 million. GEORGIE ANN BAILER SMITH VS. SENIOR LIVING PROPERTIES Dud Grover Bailey died at age 90 due to health complications including: STROKE IRON DEFICIENCY SKIN BREAKDOWN URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS Georgie Ann Bailey Smith sued Senior Living Properties for negligence and was awarded $13.5 million. SOURCES: ful-death/ Robert J. DeBry _home_abuse_statistics torney/nursing-home-abuse-attorneys/nursing-home-abuse-and-wrong ful-death/ 300x300.jpeg ASSOCI ATES

Wrongful Death in Nursing homes

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Every day both reported and unreported incidents of abuse occur in nursing homes — so frequently, in fact, that there have been many major lawsuits filed against negligent nursing homes and staff. I...


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