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What would nursing homes be like without the civil justice system?
Stories of neglect are all too common in nursing homes all across America. Its estimated that 14,000 nursing home residents have died from malnutrition and dehydration alone. In addition, nearly 160,000 residents have had at least one pressure ulcer, yet only 35 percent of those with the most severe ulcers have received special care for their wounds. Personal Injury Trial attorneys, acting on behalf of injured and neglected residents, have obtained agreements from nursing home corporations to greatly improve patient monitoring and care procedures.