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Vermont bolsters nursing home abuse laws

By May 17, 2012 No Comments

A new legal measure in Vermont allows civil action in cases where nursing home residents are abused, neglected or exploited.

The new legislation comes on the heels of an incident in an unnamed Vermont facility. An elderly man was attacked multiple times by another resident during his first week at the home, and “had bruises on his face” after he recently passed away.

The H.413 law now allows “proper civil enforcement tools,” according to Assistant Attorney General Linda Purdy. She maintains that the new law will allow the state to be quicker in response to situations like the one described above.

The man’s family is happy about the new legislation, but say, “I think we would have had him longer if this hadn’t happened.”

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Resident abuse can come from multiple sources. In this case, the home failed to protect the victim against another resident. Take action if a care facility has caused injury to your loved one due to its negligence.  For a free initial consultation, contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877) 552-2873 today.