A recent survey showed that more than 40 percent of residents in nursing homes suffer mistreatment. Unfortunately, nursing abuse -- whether it is physical abuse or emotional abuse, for example -- is not always easy to pinpoint in West Virginia and elsewhere. However, here are a few abuse signs for which to be on the lookout.
A nursing home in another state has faced accusations during the past couple of years that it caused an elderly female resident to die in a fall. However, the nursing home recently agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the deceased woman's daughter by paying the deceased woman's estate a million dollars. Likewise, any individuals in West Virginia who lose loved ones due to falls in nursing homes have the right to take legal action if the falls resulted from the nursing facilities' negligence.
Two nursing homes in another state have been accused of not properly caring for their residents and thus causing them harm or death. Specifically, they have been accused of the failure to bathe a resident as well as the failure to employ adequate staff. As a result, class-action suits have been filed against the two nursing homes. People in West Virginia who lose loved ones as a result of nursing home negligence likewise have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
A woman in another state recently claimed that a nursing home did not provide her husband with adequate care. As a result, he reportedly suffered from several falls, which ultimately led to his death. The woman has therefore decided to file a lawsuit against the facility -- a move that individuals in West Virginia likewise have the right to make if they lose their loved ones to nursing home negligence.
A woman in another state recently claimed that a negligent nursing home caused her to suffer injuries in a fall. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, seeking damages. Likewise, nursing home residents in West Virginia who are hurt in falls due to their facility staff's carelessness have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
A former resident of a nursing home in another state recently died after reportedly falling victim to mites. Now, the daughter of the female resident who died has decided to file a lawsuit against the nursing facility, alleging nursing home negligence. In the same manner, any individuals in West Virginia who have lost loved ones due to infections that developed in reportedly negligent nursing homes have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
A man in another state says that his mother passed away due to the neglect she suffered in a nursing home. The woman also reportedly suffered physical abuse in the nursing facility, and the man has decided to sue. Likewise, individuals in West Virginia who have lost their loved ones due to the carelessness of nursing home staff have the right to seek full financial accountability through the civil court system.
The loved ones of a man in another state recently claimed that a nursing home abused him. They have thus filed a lawsuit against the nursing facility, alleging physical abuse. Likewise, anyone in West Virginia who believes that his or her loved one is being mistreated at a nursing facility has the right to take legal action.
A nursing home in another state is accused of negligently causing a woman's death. According to a recently filed federal lawsuit, the facility reportedly allowed her to remain in her urine and feces and neglected her to the extent that she developed bed sores. Anyone in West Virginia who loses a loved one due to nursing home negligence has the right to seek justice in civil court.
An elderly woman in another state died last year after reportedly being left alone in a nursing home bathtub for hours. As a result, her son recently filed a lawsuit against the facility. When a loved one in West Virginia passes away due to nursing home negligence, including situations such as falls or infections, for example, it is within the rights of the loved one's surviving family members to seek justice.