Thousands of cases of nursing home negligence are reported each year in the United States. Nursing home abuse and neglect are often considered silent crimes. How many cases go unreported each year?
Has a loved one been a victim of nursing home negligence? Contact the attorneys at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., to schedule a free consultation to talk about your experience.
What Is Happening in Nursing Homes?
Today’s nursing and retirement homes function much like any other service industry. In order to keep costs down, many nursing homes are filling to capacity while remaining understaffed. Many staff members receive the minimum training necessary to provide elderly individuals with care. Additionally, there is a high turnover rate, adding to the instability of nursing homes in Wisconsin.
How Patients Are Affected
When nursing homes are operating under such conditions, patients suffer. The number of nursing home negligence cases grows each year. Victims suffer physically and emotionally, and an unfortunate number of residents suffer wrongful death each year due to negligence.
Nursing homes need to be held accountable for substandard care. Our attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of nursing home negligence victims and their families. We have handled cases in the past having to do with negligence in the form of:
- Sudden weight loss
- Broken bones
At Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., we believe it is our duty to represent those who cannot defend themselves. Nursing home residents who have experienced neglect or abuse are truly innocent victims. We are committed to giving these individuals a voice and preserving their rights.