New Allegations of Arkansas Nursing Home Abuse
Arkansas state not only creates standards of care of patients living in long term care facilities, but it also outlines numerous nursing home resident’s rights that cannot be infringed upon. These rights include a patient’s choice to refuse medical treatment.
Failure to meet this particular right—as well as others—has led to allegations of nursing home abuse against a state-run long-term care facility here in Alabama. The family of the victim claims that the patient was over-medicated, forced to live in filthy conditions, and kicked out of the facility after refusing medical treatment.
Reports indicate the victim was abused more than three dozen times within her 15 months at the facility. This includes receiving double doses of medications and living in rooms infested with insects.
According to KARK 4 News, the victim’s family is now planning to take legal action against the facility, claiming the Department of Human Services is helping to cover up these deficiencies to protect the facility’s ratings. The family says they are not taking legal action just to be compensated, but instead to help create accountability among long-term care facilities.
The Arkansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to wish this family the best of luck in their pursuit of justice. We hope a decision in the case will help to bring closure to all who are involved.