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Friday, August 27, 2010

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee law requires a criminal background investigation for all nursing home staff, but staffing shortages and budget issues have meant that nursing home abuse and neglect is still a danger in nursing homes across the state.

In nursing homes throughout the state of Tennessee, the factors that contribute to the abuse and neglect of residents of nursing homes include unqualified and inadequately trained staff, staff with a history of violent behavior, understaffing, isolation of the residents, and the reluctance of the residents to report any abuse out of fear of retaliation.

Specific indicators of nursing home abuse and neglect are bedsores and skin ulcers, chronic infections, medication dispensing errors, broken bones, sexual abuse, financial exploitation of the resident and the failure to provide adequate water, food and personal services.

Even though state resources try to address nursing home abuse and neglect, a Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyer at The Cochran Firm can advise and guide you as you seek monetary compensation for the pain and suffering your elderly loved one may have endured.

If you live in the Memphis, Tennessee area and someone you love has suffered nursing home abuse and neglect, please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at The Cochran Firm today to make certain this abuse stops and your loved one gets the financial compensation they deserve for what they have suffered.

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posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:32 AM

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