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Friday, August 20, 2010

Nursing Home Horrors in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

At least four residents of North Carolina nursing homes or assisted living centers have been killed by fellow residents who had histories of severe mental illness and violent behavior in the past two years.

More than 6400 people with severe mental illness are housed in nursing homes and assisted living centers across North Carolina despite the fact that these facilities are not designed to provide psychiatric care and treatment to people with mental illnesses.

In addition to being exposed to the possibility of violence against them from mentally ill residents, some common physical signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include untreated bedsores, open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts, torn or dirty clothing, the odor of urine or feces or the presence of insect bites.

Mistreating, neglecting or depriving nursing home residents of proper care and treatment and allowing them to become the victims of the violent behavior of other residents are violations of their rights under the law. These violations are grounds for a lawsuit against the nursing home facility responsible for the abuse and neglect.

The nursing home neglect and abuse attorneys at The Cochran Firm are advocates for abused North Carolina nursing home residents and will represent them aggressively in their battle to obtain justice for the indignities they have suffered.

If you live in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area and your loved one has been injured or abused while a resident in a nursing home or assisted living center, please contact the experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at The Cochran Firm today.

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