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Bryan-College Station Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
Nursing home neglect is a type of elder abuse committed against older adults in nursing homes. It involves the substandard care of a resident, or a breach of duty that harms a resident.
Nursing home neglect, the inadequate care of nursing home residents, is shockingly common. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), roughly 95% of nursing home residents have been neglected or have witnessed neglect. Inadequate care in nursing homes can have serious consequences, including death.
Things to Know
What Type of Behavior Can Warrant Legal Action?
There are countless accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may give rise to a nursing home neglect case, either based on the conduct of an employee or based on a policy or ongoing practice at the facility. Here are a few examples:
- Failure to keep the premises reasonably safe and free of hazards (meaning dangers that the facility and its staff are aware of, and those they should be aware of through reasonable diligence). This includes everything from preventing slip and fall accidents to preventing one resident from harming another.