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Posted on March 14, 2017 by

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse May Be Widespread in St. Louis

For the family who is faced with the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home, there’s no denying that it’s a hard choice to make. They do so with the utmost trust in the facility that they’ve chosen, but a recent article on the CNN website is enough to cause many to reconsider.

This article discusses the state of many nursing homes in the U.S., bringing to light issues that most would prefer be swept under the rug. Nursing home neglect is alive and well, and in many cases instances of sexual abuse are abundant as well.

During the many interviews CNN conducted, nursing home patients and their families were consistently victimized by staff members and administrators who failed to investigate situations quickly enough, or who just ignored them completely. What makes it even more difficult is the fact that many patients aren’t able to remember what happened to them due to varying stages of dementia.

Overall, CNN uncovered more than 1,000 suspected cases of sexual abuse.

As your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney, we want you to know that we take situations like this very seriously. If you suspect that a loved one has been a victim of neglect, abuse, or sexual abuse, we can help you. Your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney will fight hard to get you and your loved one the justice that you both deserve.