Is Your Loved One Suffering from Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home? 

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As much as we’d like to believe that those caring for our elders are doing all they can to provide the highest level of care, that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, at least one in ten senior citizens experience some form of abuse—and experts believe that because abuse isn’t always reported, this number should be much higher. Fortunately, there are things you can do if you suspect someone you … Read moreIs Your Loved One Suffering from Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home? 

5 Good Reasons to Sue a Nursing Home 

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Nursing home abuse and neglect are more common than most people realize. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, between 1 million and 2 million U.S. citizens aged 65 and older have suffered some form of abuse at the hands of a caregiver. Research also suggests that less than 10% of physical elder abuse incidents in domestic settings and fewer than 5% of financial exploitation claims are reported to the proper authorities. 

As people are living longer, fuller lives, they deserve to be treated with respect and cared for in a comfortable environment with compassionate caregivers. Unfortunately, as the statistics above show, this isn’t the case for many seniors. If you or someone you know has experienced or is currently experiencing any form of abuse from a professional caregiver, you should report it to the authorities immediately. And if you’re considering filing suit against a nursing home for abuse or neglect, please contact Atkins and Markoff for a free consultation.  

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Arbitration Agreements Violate Nursing Home Abuse Victims’ Rights

Imagine seeing your loved one suffer an avoidable injury after falling in a nursing home. After some investigation, your lawyer finds evidence that the fall occurred because of hazardous conditions at the home. The injury creates significant medical bills and diminishes your loved one’s overall health and quality of life. 

Now, think how you’d feel if you were told you couldn’t file a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Instead, you have to privately resolve the dispute — by working with an arbitrator chosen by the nursing home’s owners. Welcome to the unfair world of nursing home arbitration. 

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