Cause of Abuse

Why are the residents victims of abuse in nursing homes?

If your loved one who resides in a nursing home experiences physical, emotional or sexual harm because of their caregivers’ negligent or intentional acts, you need to contact nursing home abuse lawyers at Fitapelli & Kurta Attorneys At Law.

Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are highly prevalent in nursing homes due to insufficient care, inadequate supervision of employees, and improper maintenance of the facilities. Caregiver burnout, stress, and mental illness are considered to be the primary causes of abuse.

Here are some other important causes of abuse in nursing homes.

  • Lack of staff training and experience
  • Poor quality nursing home management
  • Underpaid staff
  • A history of grievances
  • Insufficient employee background checks
  • No abuse prevention policy in place

No matter what the causes are for elder abuse, it is illegal. In 1987, the U.S. Congress passed the Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA), which includes the Nursing Home Residents’ Rights. This law aims to defend nursing home residents’ quality life as well as provide them high-quality care by their caregivers.

If your loved one is experiencing mistreatment or neglect at a nursing home or a long-term care facility, you should take quick action. Get in touch with our nursing home lawyers in New York to handle your nursing home negligence case.

How can we help?

At the office of Fitapelli & Kurta Attorneys At Law, our attorneys have many years of experience helping people whose loved ones have suffered from any abuse or neglect. When you get in touch with us, our experienced lawyers will help you identify the warning signs and causes of nursing home abuse. They also make sure your loved ones get the justice and compensation they deserve.

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