Nursing home abuse settlements are reached
when victims of nursing home abuse, or their families, file a nursing
home abuse lawsuit to recover damages sustained. The number
of nursing home abuse settlements reached has drastically increased
due to the discovery that nursing home abuse is a nationwide problem
that is now posing serious concerns as to how to fix them. Families
were astounded when loved ones died or experienced serious injury
while entrusting the well being of the resident to that nursing
The reason for the seemingly sudden increase in
nursing home abuse settlements can be understood by statistics alone.
At least a third of all nursing homes across the nation have occurrences
of nursing home abuse, not taking into account the vast underreporting.
Nursing homes have had financial difficulties that they have been
quick to blame strict government regulations, greed amongst trial
lawyers pursing high nursing home settlements, in addition to high
liability insurance costs for putting nursing home providers out
of business. The decreasing number of nursing home abuse settlements
to come in the future will hopefully signify a decrease in nursing
home abuse suffered, however nursing home abuse settlements continue
to be on the rise.