One of the most horrifying types of medical neglect and malpractice is nursing home abuse. Many elderly and disabled individuals are turned over to the care of an institution because their families believe that this is the best way for them to receive the care that they require. When patients are then neglected or abused at the nursing home, their families are left wondering how this could have happened.
What makes this type of case even worse is the fact that it often goes unreported. Due to the vulnerable nature of patients who have cognitive disabilities, memory loss, or other medical problems, they are often unable to report their attackers to their families or to other nursing home staff. If you notice any warning signs of abuse when visiting your relative in a nursing home or skilled care center, you should speak to an attorney immediately to determine your course of legal action.