Nursing Home Negligence

The facility that offers experienced nursing care and related services to residents is called a nursing home. Nursing homes go beyond offering just room and board and can also provide rehabilitation services for people that are sick, disabled, or injured, as well as other health-related services.

Although staying at a nursing home can limit a person’s privacy and lifestyle, a nursing home resident is entitled to compassionate, high quality, and dignified care at any nursing facility. State and federal laws mandate that nursing homes provide residents with this kind of care.

Unfortunately, there are nursing facilities where staff abuse or neglect their patients. This can be due to the facility’s lack of funds, which prevents the nursing home from hiring the most qualified staff members, and the notion that patients are unlikely to complain about being neglected or abused. This is a disgusting attitude for a nursing home or its staff members to possess. Some very vulnerable people are placed in nursing homes. They need and deserve quality nursing care. Sadly, nursing home neglect and abuse occurs frequently.

If you know an elderly person or anyone else who is staying at a nursing home, here are a number of signs that might indicate that he or she is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Excessive bruising
  • Broken bones and falls
  • Inability to eat
  • Chapped lips
  • Dry skin
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Bed sores
  • Pressure sores
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration

There are a number of reasons that you should get in touch with an experienced nursing abuse lawyer immediately. Complaints have to be filed with the proper authorities so that your loved one and other residents at the nursing home can be protected. Immediate steps have to be taken so that your loved one is relocated to a safe place as soon as possible. Your loved one is entitled to financial recovery for the injuries that he or she has sustained because of abuse or neglect. The nursing home must be held liable for causing or allowing the injuries to happen.

Contact us right away if you think that your loved one or friend is a victim of nursing home abuse or negligence. We will look into the situation right away, take the steps necessary to remedy these unsafe circumstances, and start the process of recovering compensation for your injured loved one. Allow our compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys to help your friend or family member.