A recent study revealed that many elderly residents in nursing homes are being abused by fellow residents, New America Media reported on November 20.
The study revealed that one in every five residents is abused not at the hands of staff members, but at the hands of fellow residents. Researchers studied thousands of cases in 10 nursing home facilities. Lead author Professor Karl Pillemer stated that much of the staff was not aware of the abuse taking place. Many in the study suffered injuries like bruises, lacerations, and fractures, Pillemer also said.
Unfortunately, elderly residents also may suffer injuries in nursing home facilities due to staff negligence. If this has happened to you or your loved one, a skilled lawyer may be able to work for you to pursue compensation from the responsible party. Find out how the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys of the Abel Law Firm can help you today by calling 405-239-7046.