The House of Representatives voted on February 11, 2009 to pass HR 448 which is the Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009. The bill will now go on to the Senate for a vote. The Bill passed on a roll call vote and was passed overwhelmingly with 397 Ayes, 25 Nays and 10 not present or voting.
HR 448 was introduced to protect senior citizens from abuse by establishing elder abuse prosecution programs and also provides for aid for victims of elder abuse as well as specialized training for prosecutors, law enforcement and others to combat elder abuse.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm with a track record of successfully representing the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse and their families.
Nursing home neglect and abuse can take many forms including fractured bones, traumatic brain injury from falls, over medication and severe bed sores (decubitus ulcers).
If you believe your loved ones injuries are because of the negligence of a nursing home, contact The Farber Law Group today. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue and if you are unable to come to us, we will come to you.