Nursing Home Abuse

nursing-home-abuse-ncThe population in North Carolina and across the nation is older now than ever before, a trend that’s sure to continue as baby boomers advance in age. As our society ages, more and more people are living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, places entrusted by residents and their families to provide quality care and keep residents safe. Strict state and federal laws require nursing homes and assisted living centers to provide residents with high standards of care. But despite these laws, residents are routinely abused and seriously injured by their trusted caregivers.

The experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys at the law firm of Zaytoun & Ballew believe that negligence, recklessness or intentional abuse of vulnerable seniors should have no place in our nursing homes. The operators and employees of these facilities must be held accountable when they harm our loved ones and family members — to protect all residents and send a message that abuse of the elderly is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

Negligence in nursing homes often occurs because of greed, when facilities decide to cut corners to save money at the expense of residents’ safety. Homes often reduce expense by hiring an inadequate number of staff members, hiring people unqualified to provide needed care, failing to dispense prescribed medication, or by skimping on meals or other goods residents depend upon.  Other times, employees harm residents through intentional abuse or negligent health care.

The experienced Raleigh nursing home abuse attorneys at Zaytoun & Ballew seek to hold wrongdoers accountable when they harm or abuse senior citizens. Contact us for more information today.