October 29th, 2013| October 28, 2013 Data from the National Center on Elder Abuse shows an estimated 30 percent of nursing home residents are the victims of abuse or neglect each year. However, the number could be significantly higher due to the number of cases that go unreported. The California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers explain one Castro Valley, California, facility was recently shutdown due to allegations of abuse being committed at the facility. An article published by U-T San Diego explains an investigation into the facility was launched after inspectors discovered a patient had escaped the facility twice. Also, medical staff had failed to keep proper patient records, which led to medications not being properly dispensed to patients. The facility’s doors were closed; however, a total of 14 patients were left to fend for themselves at the site after the doors were shuttered. Paramedics were called to the scene last week after being contacted by a handful of staff members who had stayed to care for the patients despite not being paid. Investigators say the acts of neglect could lead to charges being filed against the owners and operators of the facility. Berg Injury Lawyer’s team of California Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how difficult recovering from injuries caused by abuse and neglect can be and are here to help anyone who is the victim of nursing home abuse.