Much as we don’t like it, nursing home abuse and neglect takes place in facilities across the country.
One of the alarming facts surrounding nursing home abuse and neglect is that it seems to be an increasing problem.
With the baby boom generation creeping up in age, we are going to see a significant increase in the number of people who require care in a nursing home.This is disconcerting news when we consider the following statistics from the National Center on Elder Abuse:
- 565,747 reports of elder abuse were filed in the U.S. in 2004, which is a 19.7% increase from 2000
- In Illinois alone, the nursing home abuse rate in 2004 was 3.91% for those 60 and older
While it is difficult to accurately track nursing home abuse statistics, we can only be sure that while these numbers seem high, the amount of abuse that goes unreported is likely much higher.There is no excuse for abusing or neglecting an elderly person in the care of a nursing home. If you suspect or know that your loved one is suffering or has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, contact a nursing home abuse lawyer who will fight for the rights of your loved one.Contacting a Chicago Nursing Home Abuse LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago nursing home lawyers will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of nursing home abuse. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.