Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing homes are intended to be safe havens for the elderly, but unfortunately there are a startling number of situations where this is not the case. In some of these cases, nursing homes provide substandard care to their patients intentionally, while in others improper care might be due to overcrowding or unprofessionalism.

Fortunately, the law offers protection for those in nursing homes and when a nursing home provides a level of care below what any reasonably competent home would provide, the injured victim can recover damages for the neglect he or she suffered. In this section you will find information about behaviors that constitute nursing home neglect and what is involved in taking legal action.