Nursing Home Negligence
When families entrust the care of a loved one to a long-term care facility, neglect or abuse is usually the furthest thing from their minds. Sadly, statistics show that violations occur in a very high percentage of nursing homes across the U.S.
Simply defined, nursing home neglect is the failure to provide basic necessities, such as general appropriate care and protection from health and safety hazards.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE?
Nursing homes are governed by state and federal guidelines concerning the care and treatment of residents. Financial pressures may tempt some nursing home to cut costs by cutting corners, such as not hiring enough staff members to properly monitor residents. They may not provide adequate training for their employees or perform background checks, giving unqualified people access to nursing home residents.
Nursing home negligence can take many forms. Some of the most common examples include:
- Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers)
- Restraint injuries
- Falling injuries
- Wandering off (elopement)
- Medication errors
An experienced and qualified attorney knows that the first priority is to remove the victim from harm as quickly as possible. This action is followed by a thorough investigation of the injury to determine the cause and identify liable parties.
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If you suspect that your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we are here to help. Contact our law firm right away to speak with a knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyer.