Abuse in nursing homes is more prevalent than many of us would like to think. No family ever wants to imagine that the care they have chosen for their loved one could be the very thing that endangers them. However, a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that over 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for deficiencies. Of those, 17 percent were identified to cause actual harm or immediate jeopardy for residents in their care.
Sokolove Law has worked for over 40 years as a diligent advocate for victims of nursing home abuse in every state. Our experienced Utah nursing home abuse attorneys understand the difficult decisions families have to make once they discover their elder has been a victim of neglect or abuse. Although taking legal action may be effective in holding negligent facilities responsible for their lack of care, we realize that your primary concern is the immediate protection and well being of your loved one.
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Protect Your Loved One and Others
Nursing home abuse is a serious offense – one that should be punished and prevented from happening again. Your willingness to take legal action against the facility which allowed the abuse to occur may help save other nursing home residents from the same abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
If your loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect, you deserve answers and your loved one deserves justice. You and your family may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a legal claim against the negligent facility. Our Utah nursing home abuse attorneys understand that compensation will not undo the damage your family has suffered, but it may assist in finding better sustained care and establish accountability for those who failed to meet the basic standards of quality care.