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Nursing home abuse and neglect impact millions of vulnerable residents every year. The sad truth is that a majority of abusive situations go unreported every year. In Nevada, there are specific types of neglect and abuse that seem to recur every year. Research statistics indicate that residents in about 30 percent of Nevada nursing homes receive unnecessary drugs every year. This means that they may be punished with chemical restraints in the nursing home or receive drugs to sedate their behavior.

Even more concerning, residents in 20 percent of Nevada nursing homes develop bed sores every year. Bed sores are typically a result of neglectful behavior of nursing home workers in these facilities. Nursing home workers may forget to transition residents out of a bed or may fail to properly position residents in beds. These acts have a direct connection to the development of bed sores in patients. Those who have witnessed loved ones suffer from these types of injuries should get in touch with Nevada nursing home lawyers today. Nevada nursing home attorneys can be proactive to ensure that the abuse comes to a stop.

Nevada Nursing Home Injury Laws

There are multiple authorities in place to investigate reports of abuse and neglect in Nevada. If workers in a nursing home suspect abuse, then they have a legal duty to report it to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Elder Protective Services, Division for Aging and Disability Services or the Long Term Care Ombudsman.

Nevada Nursing Home Abuse AttorneysThe governing source of law for elder abuse claims is the Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation or Isolation of Older Persons Act. Under this Act, a broad range of behaviors may be considered to be abuse, neglect or exploitation. For example, a resident may be subject to exploitation if a nursing home administrator is billing that resident for unnecessary services. One may be the victim of neglect if a worker fails to provide the required check-ups throughout the day or leaves a resident unattended. Abuse may also take the form of verbal or emotional abuse, and a worker can still be liable for this type of abuse.

Family members should take note of any unsettling signs of abuse that they notice. It may be apparent that a loved one is being the victim of emotional abuse if he or she is constantly upset, develops depression or has severe anxiety issues. A loved one may be the victim of physical abuse if he or she becomes malnourished, dehydrated or has a noticeably sedate demeanor.

Report Beliefs of Abuse or Neglect Now

Upon making a report of any suspicions of abuse, one of the governmental agencies will initiate an investigation into the report. The investigation will entail gathering photographs of the injuries and interviews with medical staff and the victim. Photos may become part of the evidence that is ultimately admitted into trial. The photos of a loved one’s injuries can be a strong persuasive factor in showing the jury just how much a loved one suffered in a particular facility.

You can also call a Nevada nursing home lawyer to assist in the investigation of your loved one’s situation. He or she has experience in speaking with the administrators and workers of a nursing home. A lawyer is also able to investigate the conditions of a nursing home to determine whether the nursing home is being maintained according to the law. During an investigation, a lawyer will also take photographs of any conditions that could be clear signs of a pattern of neglect, such as water on the floor, unsanitary food or unchanged bed sheets.

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Take On Nursing Home Administrators with Our Experienced Nevada Lawyers

Nursing home administrators may try to intimidate you or make you feel weak in the investigation process. Do not allow these individuals to have this kind of effect on you. Instead, empower yourself and stand up for the rights of your loved one with the help of nursing home lawyers in Nevada. Our lawyers are ready to help families throughout the state of Nevada in areas such as:

Nevada nursing home attorneys will do whatever it takes to ensure justice for the situation of your loved one. It is vital that you move forward in helping your loved one in any way that you can.

Nursing Home Negligence


  • 2 years with Discovery Rule. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §11.190)
  • Medical malpractice – 4 years after date of injury, and 2 years after injury was or should have been discovered. For actions involving brain damage or birth defects in minors, the limitation is extended until the minor reaches age ten. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §41A.097)


  • Noneconomic damages for medical malpractice are limited to $350,000. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §41A.035)
  • Punitive damages – Capped at three times compensatory damages if damages exceed $100,000. If compensatory damages are less than $100,000, then punitive damages capped at $300,000. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §42.005)

Wrongful Death



  • Noneconomic damages for medical malpractice are limited to $350,000. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §41A.035)
  • Punitive damages – Capped at three times compensatory damages if damages exceed $100,000. If compensatory damages are less than $100,000, then punitive damages capped at $300,000. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §42.005)

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