Legal Loans Benefit Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Whitney Taylor | December 13th, 2016

120672248Nursing home abuse can have a profound and devastating impact on victims and their families, even shortening the life expectancy for some nursing home residents. Although legal action can be taken by victims and their families, the lengthy legal process might not provide the necessary financial relief as quickly as it is needed. That is where lawsuit funding comes in.

Prevalence of nursing home abuse

Sadly, incidences of nursing home abuse and neglect are not rare in the U.S. In fact, a 2014 study prepared by the minority staff of the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, found that as many as one-third of all nursing homes in this country were guilty of some type of neglect or abuse. Out of the 5,283 facilities in the U.S. at that time, there were 9,000 instances of abuse from January 1999 to January 2001.

Some of the most common types of abuse reported at that time included untreated bed sores, dehydration and malnutrition, unsatisfactory sanitation, inadequate medical care and preventable accidents. More than 1,600 of the 9,000 cases reported were severe enough to actually harm residents or put residents at risk for serious injury or death. One of the leaders of the study, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif, called the results of the report “shocking.”

While this study revealed alarming statistics, the truth is that there is no way of knowing for sure just how many incidences of nursing home abuse occur. The fact is that many cases of abuse may go unreported, in large part because the elderly patients that become the victims have no way to stand up for themselves. Even when abuse is reported, holding the nursing home and staff accountable for the behavior can be complex and time-consuming.

Legal funding can help victims of nursing home neglect

The laws of this country do protect victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, but the legal process can be a lengthy one. The time required to collect evidence and testimony, as well as the time spent waiting for a day in court, can extend to months and even years. During that time, the family is strapped financially with the need to continue care for their loved one. One solution to avoid the cash crunch while you are in legal limbo is to apply for a lawsuit loan with a reputable company like Lawstreet Capital that will give you the cash you need sooner rather than later.

There is no fee for applying for a lawsuit loan and the entire process can be completed online. When you apply for a cash advance from Lawstreet Capital, the full amount of your approved loan will be available for your use within around 24 hours. The money will be directly wired into your account so you have immediate access. No repayments are required unless you have a positive judgment or settlement in your favor.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, help is available. Contact Lawstreet Capital today to learn more about our lawsuit loans and how we can help you maintain financial stability throughout your legal process. We can be reached at our toll-free number or by completing our contact form on the right side of your screen.

Additional “nursing home abuse lawsuit” resources:

  1. National Council on Aging, Elder Abuse Facts,
  2. ABC News, Elderly Abused at One in Three Nursing Homes: Report,
  3. National Center on Elder Abuse, Statistics/Data,
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nursing Home Care,