December 7, 2011 9:16 pm 

Poor care at nursing homes can lead to serious injury and death.  Nursing home negligence is a serious problem in Nebraska.  Nursing homes are designed for elderly residents to have a safe, clean environment to live and rehabilitate their injures.

Nursing home care is expensive.  Nursing home’s receive thousands of dollars per month in payments from either the government, through Medicare, or the resident through the depletion of their life savings.  An average nursing home with 80 beds, charging a base price of $4,000.00 per month for each resident receives at least $320,000.00 a month or $3.84 million a year in compensation.

Nursing homes are a big business.  They should be comfortable, clean and safe.

Our Nebraska nursing homes provide some of the best care for our aging population in the entire United States.  Unfortunately, not all of our nursing homes are owned and operated by Nebraskans.

Many of our state’s nursing homes are owned by large, national, for-profit, corporations.  These corporations can be motivated to place their international corporate profits over quality care.  The results can be devastating.

A new study by the University of California at San Francisco proves what our Hauptman O’Brien lawyers already know, putting corporate profits over quality care results in injured residents and devastate families.  Please read a summary of this important study here.

If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of corporate nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, contact our firm to have your questions answered.

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