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Michigan Lawyer Discusses Neglect in Michigan Nursing Homes

Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers are pursuing a substantial number of resident abuse and neglect lawsuits throughout the entire State of Michigan.  With the aging population and the need to house and care for the elderly, the number of nursing home residents is growing at a record pace.  A major problem associated with this growth is the ability to properly care for these patients.

Most nursing homes are “for profit” businesses owned and managed for sole purpose of making money.  Despite the substantial number of federal and state regulations on skilled nursing care facilities, there are often shortcuts taken by nursing home management to help with the profitability of the home, such as an insufficient number of nursing home staff members.  These deficiencies often come at the expense of the nursing home resident in the form of neglect and abuse.

Michigan State University Researchers recently published an excellent article in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect to discuss the problems with nursing home systems.  This important study was funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The survey was a random survey to increase the reliability of the results.

Researchers noted that “more than one in five elderly nursing home residents in Michigan are neglected.”  The study examined a multitude of cases involving neglect, including the failure of the caregiver to meet the basic needs of the resident.  Based upon their research and the statistics, they concluded that nursing home neglect in Michigan is a “serious problem.”

Victims of nursing home neglect and their families do have legal rights in Michigan.  The injuries suffered due to neglect and inadequate care is often severe and many times cause the death of the resident.  There are strict time limitations for filing nursing home neglect lawsuits so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to investigate the case.   If you or a family member has suffered an injury or death due to neglect in a Michigan nursing home, you should contact our office immediately so that we can start working on the case.

If you or a family member suffered an injury or death due to neglect in a Michigan nursing home, you should our office immediately so that we can start working on your case. Call our office at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experience nursing home neglect lawyers today.

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