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.
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.