Every day both reported and unreported incidents of abuse occur in nursing homes — so frequently, in fact, that there have been many major lawsuits filed against negligent nursing homes and staff. It’s estimated that 2.1 million people in nursing homes are victims of abuse every year; however, 70 percent of these cases are never reported. To make matters worse, the majority of nursing homes with a record of abuse are never prosecuted for these crimes.
Elderly abuse in nursing homes can happen anywhere — it doesn’t matter if you’re in Provo, Utah or on the East Coast. If you or a loved one has been a victim of elderly abuse, contact a wrongful death lawyer to explore all of your options. In the meantime, here are the most compelling facts and statistics concerning wrongful death in nursing homes.