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Do You Have a Nursing Home Abuse Case? What Is the Next Step?
The Nursing Home Reform Law mandates that long-term care facilities practice a level of care that upholds and enriches their residents’ quality of life. Any action or lack of action that negatively affects the physical, mental, or emotional well-being of a patient may be deemed as abuse or neglect.
Medicaid.gov identifies a nursing home patient’s rights to include:
- The right to be treated with dignity and respect
- The right to be free from physical and mental abuse
- The right to have their possessions secure, including financial resources
- The right to file a complaint
Any violations or impediments of the above listed rights can subject the nursing home to citations, fines, loss of license, or possible criminal prosecution. Victims of nursing home abuse or neglect have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries. If your loved one has been subjected to emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse while in the care of a long-term facility, you may be able to hold them accountable for their maltreatment or negligence.
For an evaluation of your possible nursing home abuse case, call or email the attorneys at NursingHomeAbuseAwareness.com to request a free attorney review.