McCoy & McCoy Articles Nursing Home Watchdog Group Uncovers Registered Sex Offenders

Nursing Home Watchdog Group Uncovers Registered Sex Offenders

By McCoy & McCoy  Jan. 22, 2011 6:15p

Over the past six years now a nursing home watchdog group called A Perfect Cause has located over 800 registered sex offenders (as well as other types of criminal offenders) actually living as residents in various nursing homes and long term care facilities around the U.S. Through their investigation they have documented dozens of criminal acts performed by these offenders while they were living as residents.

Not All Abuse Incidents are Reported

A Perfect Cause found that not all federal, state or local law enforcement or regulatory agencies for long term care report or track all incidents of assault, theft, rape, murder or other crimes committed in these types of facilities. Based on this data, it can be accurately assumed that the numbers of abuses are actually much higher than those cases which are documented.

Keep a Watchful Eye

For any who have friends or family in long term care facilities it would be wise to keep a close watch for any signs of abuse. Common signs of abuse include bruises on the resident's body, fear of certain staff at the facility, noticeable withdrawing from people, dehydration, rapid weight loss, medication errors resulting in over drugging or adverse reactions, bedsores, signs of sexual abuse and more.

If you have a loved one who you suspect may be a victim of nursing home abuse in the Hartford area, you need to contact a Hartford personal injury lawyer immediately. Many facilities lack qualified or sufficient staff and patients suffer; some even die as a result. At the Law Offices of McCoy & McCoy, we have dedicated our practice to helping individuals who have been unjustly injured, including nursing home abuse. We can help by investigating the matter and guide you as to what actions to take based upon the findings. Not only will you be preventing abuse for others in the future by taking responsible action, but you may also be saving someone's life.

Contact a Hartford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in our office for a free case evaluation today.

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