Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
When in-home care is no longer feasible, nursing home care is supposed to provide the medical attention and round-the-clock care that the families cannot anymore. It is devastating when an elderly parent suffers physically or emotionally because of substandard care or abusive treatment from a nursing home or its staff. Some nursing homes are underfunded, understaffed and mismanaged. When staff members are untrained, overworked and poorly paid, the quality of care is seriously compromised. This leads to medical negligence, indifference to patients or even intentional abuse.
This office has represented elderly patients and their families in nursing home cases. We can investigate the claim if you believe that a nursing home is responsible for a loved one's unexplained injury. Types of nursing home negligence include:
- Bed sores from failure to reposition a bedridden patient
- Fractured hips, arms or legs from falling
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions
- Physical abuse or punishment
- Sexual assault
Some nursing homes are notorious for failing to report injuries to state authorities and the family. Many times the inuries are not discovered until family members visit. If you or a family member suspect a nursing home of being negligent or abusive, please have your loved one evaluated immediately at a hospital for appropriate medical intervention, and consider a possible transfer to a new facility. Finally, contact us to discuss the potential claim to consider pursuing damages against the facility owners for the needless suffering and any permanent harm your loved one has endured.