A trial lawyer who was represented many victims of elderly abuse and neglect has seen enough in America’s 15,000 nursing homes. After a report by the Department of Health and Human Services found that 94% of America’s nursing homes violated federal and health safety standards it is obvious that the elderly are suffering and nothing is being done. Pressure ulcers have become all too common among the elderly in nursing homes. They often occur because nursing homes are so short staffed. Senator Chuck Grassley observed that more than half the nation’s nursing homes don’t meet the minimum for staffing. Corporate greed and a poor economy have contributed to these shortfalls in nursing homes. It is time that America wakes up to the substandard care that we are providing our elderly family members. To read this essay on nursing home negligence, click here.