6 Facts to Know about Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect (Pt. 3)

August 15, 2014

Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog series entitled 6 Facts to Know about Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect.

 

Some Final Important Facts to Know about Nursing Home Abuse…

The most important fact you need to know about nursing home abuse is that the lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC can help victims obtain the justice they deserve.

The most important fact you need to know about nursing home abuse is that the lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC can help victims obtain the justice they deserve.

Fact 5 – Only about 10 percent of nursing home abuse cases are ever reported to authorities.

What may be just as – if not more – tragic than the fact that disabled people are often the targets of nursing home abuse is the fact that very few of these incidents of abuse ever get reported to the proper authorities. Some of the reasons that experts have cited for such low reporting of nursing home abuse include (but are not limited to):

  • Residents’ fear of retaliation
  • Residents simply not remembering that they were victimized, such as in the case of victims being Alzheimer’s or dementia patients
  • Residents not wanting to get their abusers in trouble, which can occur if the abuser happens to be perceived as a “friend.”

Regardless of why nursing home abuse so often goes unreported, the fact remains that unreported instances of nursing home abuse can result in:

  • Irreversible and potentially fatal injuries being sustained by nursing home residents.
  • Justice never being obtained for victims.
  • The perpetrators of abuse being left in positions where they can continue to abuse the elderly and/or disabled.

Fact 6 – Our Montgomery and Birmingham nursing home abuse lawyers can help victims get the justice and compensation they deserve.

Of all of the nursing home abuse facts discussed in this blog, the most important fact for people to know is that, when abuse or neglect occurs in nursing homes, these people can trust the skilled attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC to:

  • Fight for their rights
  • Hold their abusers accountable
  • Work diligently to help them obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.

You and your loved ones should never be afraid to pursue justice, and you should know that, when you have the courage to hold your abuser responsible, we will be ready to put our experience, knowledge and skills to work for you.

Our primary goal is to help nursing home abuse victims secure the highest possible compensation so they can focus on their recovery and future.

Montgomery and Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC

Do you think your loved one has been victimized by nursing home abuse or neglect? If so, you can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham nursing home abuse lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC. For more than 16 years, we have been dedicated to being aggressive advocates for our clients’ rights and to pursuing justice in every case we oversee.

The bottom line is that we are dedicated, determined and dependable. This has been the cornerstone of our success and will be pivotal in getting you the best possible results for your case.

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