Data Indicates Nursing Home Abuse Occurs Rampantly In California

by Staff Blogger | January 27th, 2014

The National Center on Elder Abuse states as many as one out of every 10 nursing home residents will become the victims of abuse this year. The organization adds that this number is likely underreported though. The California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers state these statistics are supported by a report of rampant abuse at a California nursing facility.

According to California Center for Health Reporting, employees at nursing facilities in San Diego County made as many as 80 errors in patient care in the past several years. The mistakes that were made include ignoring potentially deadly medical issues, administering the wrong medications or dosages, and neglecting those in the most desperate need for care.

The findings leave many citizens with relatives and loved ones living in nursing homes wondering what they can do to protect those individuals from the dangers of abuse and neglect. Berg Injury Lawyers and their team of California Personal Injury Attorneys state being active in the care of your loved one is a great way to prevent abuse or neglect. This means visiting often and asking plenty of questions to caregivers.

The firm goes on to explain that discussing your legal options with a qualified attorney may be a good idea if you have evidence of or suspect some type of patient abuse or neglect is occurring at a nursing facility.