Concern about elder abuse in nursing homes first came to widespread public attention in the 1970s, when facilities were relatively unregulated and had little oversight. Below is a sampling of research findings relating to abuse in long term care facilities:
- According to the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) data, within the year 2014, 14,258 (7.6%) of approximately 188,599 complaints reported to Ombudsman programs involved abuse, gross neglect, or exploitation.
- A May, 2008 study conducted by the U.S. General Accountability Office revealed that state surveys understate problems in licensed facilities: 70% of state surveys miss at least one deficiency and 15% of surveys miss actual harm and immediate jeopardy of a nursing home resident.
The Musso Law Firm is dedicated to fiercely litigating nursing home abuse and neglect as well as advocating for reform and empowering caregivers to take an active role in prevention.
If you are one of the unfortunate ones where your loved one was hurt at the hands of a facility you trusted, call us now at (703) 726-8188 or contact us online for a FREE case evaluation.