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Former Football Hall of Famer Dies as a Result Nursing Home Neglect

No one ever wants to think that their parent could suffer from nursing home abuse, but that is not always the case

Pro-football Hall of Famer George McAfee developed dementia in is older years. His family determined the best option for him was to live in an assisted living facility so he could be monitored around the clock. This decision turned out to be the most horrific decision the family has ever made. According to their claims, the family says McAfee died an excruciating and humiliating death in 2009. He wandered unsupervised into a cleaning closet and drank from a bottle of industrial size detergent. McAfee’s daughter Cheryl said caregivers said McAfee’s face looked like a “horror show mask”., he died 10 days later.

This is just one example of nursing home abuse. A recent study found that 50 percent of suspicious nursing home deaths are linked to nursing home patient abuse and exploitation. Nursing home abuse can be difficult to recognize, but there are some warning signs. If you ever feel like you loved one is suffering at the hands of a caretaker call 911 immediately.

At Jonathan Perkins we have over 140 years of combined legal experience and the knowledge and resources to handle your nursing home abuse case.