North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse A Risk, as State Facilities Rank Poorly

In an investigation into claims of nursing home abuse in North Carolina, a local television station was alarmed to find that nearly a quarter of facilities were rated much below average.

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Our Rutherfordton nursing home abuse attorneys were disheartened to hear what had been uncovered, though not entirely surprised.

According to North Carolina law, nursing home residents have a long list of rights. These include (but aren’t limited to):

1. The right to be treated with respect, consideration and with full recognition of personal dignity;
2. To receive treatment and care that is adequate and in compliance with state laws;
3. To be free of physical and mental abuse (this includes the right to not be physically restrained except for very specific periods of time and under the supervision of a doctor).
4. To have privacy;
5. To be notified when the facility’s license has been either made provisional or revoked. A family or guardian must be notified as well.

If you are concerned about the conditions of a Carolina nursing home, contact the North Carolina injury attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP. Call 1.800.533.6845. No Attorney Fees Until You’ve Been Paid.

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