Nursing Home Abuse Cover-up
A daughter is outraged to learn that nursing home abuse happened to her mother. Plus, the facility covered it up by lying and saying her mother had a seizure. Now, the daughter is fighting back against the nursing home to protect her mom.
About Elder Physical Abuse
Unfortunately, physical abuse of an elder is more common than most people would think as well. Physical abuse is any force that causes personal injury or pain. This includes striking, hitting, beating, shoving, among other actions. Physical abuse also can mean tying down an elder with unnecessary or brutal restraints that limit movement. This can lead to muscle atrophy and further degeneration of the muscles.
Hiding Nursing Home Abuse
When a daughter went to visit her mother in a top-rated nursing facility, she noticed a black eye. When she questioned the staff, they insisted she had a seizure. Yet, her mother has never had one before. Additionally, no one called her to inform her of the injury, which was now so badly infected her mother couldn’t open her eye. Once again the staff claimed it just happened today. Yet, infections do not happen instantly.
The daughter took her mother to the ER and filed a police report. Then, she realized the facility has a history of covering up nursing home abuse. Many patients complain about abuse stemming for years. Another daughter turned to police when she discovered staff would cuss, hit and yank her mother.
Also, in 2017 state regulators found, among many things, the nursing home didn’t properly report abuse allegations. The agency fined the home $11,000. However, this is a small sum seeing how the National average of the monthly cost for a nursing facility is nearly $6,000.
Get Justice For Your Loved One
If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected, do not accept denials. Instead, contact a knowledgeable lawyer experienced with representing victims. We have been assisting the injured for 20 years. We help clients from all over the country. Our consultations are completely free. Call today.