Mistreatment Injuries

More than 3.5 million people reside in nursing homes and the number is quickly rising. Unfortunately, nursing home mistreatment can happen to any patient. Up to 44% of nursing home patients have reported they’ve been a victim of nursing home neglect and 95% said they’ve witnessed neglect. Nursing home negligence is also costly; resulting medical expenses are estimated to add over $5.3 billion to the nation’s yearly health expenditures.

A nursing home may be understaffed, undertrained and have workers may feel they are underpaid to work in this kind of environment. Studies have shown this setting can lead to carelessness, negligence and sometimes, abuse.

If you believe a loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, you should immediately contact the management and seek medical treatment. You can also file a complaint with your state’s Department of Health, then contact an attorney at Cellino & Barnes who is trained to handle these types of cases.

This section will explain the types of mistreatment most often associated with nursing home negligence and what you can do to identify negligence before a resident is seriously harmed.

Types of Mistreatment

Abuse & Neglect

If a loved one has experienced any of these conditions while in a nursing home, Contact Cellino & Barnes for a free consultation.

Wrongful death

Signs of Mistreatment

There could be several warning signs of physical abuse, verbal abuse and neglect at a nursing home including:

If you notice any of these warning signs, Contact Cellino & Barnes today for a free consultation.