North American Health Care, which is based out of California and operates 35 nursing homes throughout the Western United States, has filed for bankruptcy protection. More than 15 elder abuse lawsuits have been filed against the chain since 2013. Sonoma County elder abuse lawyers and other plaintiffs’ attorneys have criticized the filing as a way for North American Health Care to attempt to avoid liability.
Nursing homes have seen an increase in the number of elder abuse suits filed in recent years, in part due to a growing retirement-age population, and in part due to staffing cuts caused by decreased federal and state funding. These lawsuits often allege that levels of care for residents have been reduced in order to increase profits for the nursing home, according to Sonoma County elder abuse lawyers. As the baby-boomer generation reaches retirement age and the number of people in nursing homes continues to grow, elder abuse in nursing homes is a growing problem in the United States in general, and in California in particular, says Sonoma County elder abuse attorneys.
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