As adults get and their loved ones are no longer equipped to care for them, they are often placed in the care of medical professionals and round the clock care – a nursing home. Unfortunately, recent studies show that they may not be as safe as initially thought. Many of the injuries and fatalities that occur in nursing homes are a result of neglect and abuse. In fact, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 380,000 people die of infections in long term healthcare facilities, like nursing homes, ALF – assisted living facilities and senior care living locations every year. They also take care to note that this number is likely much higher as nursing home abuse tops the list of underreported crimes. Placing an adult in elderly care is stressful and expensive enough without having to worry about abuse. Even when stopped, the effects of nursing home abuse and neglect can terrorize a family both emotionally and financially – proving the abuse is an uphill battle that can sit in court for an extended period of time.
At USClaims, we can help you get the money you need to cover your expenses while your nursing home abuse or neglect case takes time to settle in court. Contact USClaims to learn how we can help you get pre-settlement funding today.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is often the result of a poorly maintained and poorly run nursing home. The facility may not have the latest and greatest equipment, may not have all their equipment up to code, may have undertrained staff, and may be overcrowded and understaffed. All of these factors are the fault of the facility and management – not the patient. Sometimes there are other areas of law involved with nursing home / ALF abuse or neglect cases, such as medical malpractice, personal injury, and premises liability.
Common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect are:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Wrong medication
- Missed medication
- Under medicating
- Bed Sores
- Broken bones
- Hygiene issues, including soiled linens or clothing
Dealing with an abusive facility and holding them accountable financially is difficult to do and the case can spend weeks and months in court before proper dues are discussed let alone paid out. Meanwhile, care is still being paid for and the costs of day to day life continue. USClaims understands how difficult it can get to make ends meet while waiting for your case to be resolved. We offer pre-settlement funding to help pay for living expenses while your case is being resolved.
At USClaims, we can help make things easier by providing the money you need to live while your nursing home abuse claim makes its way through the courts. Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.