Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
What To Do After An Injury
Nursing homes care for the most vulnerable elderly members of our society, and families trust them to provide the necessary care and medical attention. Unfortunately, some residents of nursing homes or assisted living centers become victims of abuse, neglect or staff errors. Individuals or families of individuals who’ve suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home should consult a nursing home neglect lawyer to review their case and offer advice on the best course of action.
Causes of Injuries
Nursing home injuries or death may occur for many reasons:
- Poorly trained staff
- Inappropriate staffing levels
- Medication errors
- Slips, trips and falls
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Bedsores or pressure sores
- Transportation injuries
- Wandering off due to improper safety procedures
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
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Nursing Home Neglect and Its Causes
Nursing home abuse and neglect can have many consequences for patients, including:
- Pressure sores or ulcers
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts, abrasions and/or bruises
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Emotional or behavioral problems, such as agitation, crying, fear, withdrawal, etc.
Generally, nursing home neglect results from an understaffed facility where the caregivers are overworked and therefore careless. Abuse, on the other hand, can be deliberately inflicted by caregivers or even by other residents. While there is no way you can prevent your parents or grandparents from becoming victims of abuse or neglect since you cannot be there 24/7 to watch out for them, you may be able to nip it in the bud by paying careful attention to anything they tell you when you visit them, especially if they indicate by word, facial expression or otherwise that they are dissatisfied with the care they’re receiving.
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Why You Need an Attorney for Your Nursing Home Case
Your best strategy at this point is to contact an experienced elder law attorney as soon as you get home. Tell him or her about your suspicions and the evidence you have to back them up. Elder law attorneys, especially those who have practiced in this area, as well as the personal injury area, for a number of years know all too well the negligence and/or medical malpractice ageing and disabled nursing home residents can become subject to. A good attorney will listen carefully to your story and give you the advice and counsel you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed.
What to Expect Going Forward With Your Case
Your attorney may also be able to recommend a different nursing home in which to move your parents or grandparents. Be sure and ask him or her. If you and (s)he decide you should file suit against your parents’ or grandparents’ current nursing home, (s)he will definitely help you collect additional evidence to substantiate the claims you will be making on behalf of your parents or grandparents. If the unthinkable happened and your parent or grandparent unexpectedly died while under the nursing home’s care, your attorney can file a wrongful death claim against it. While no amount of compensation will make up for your loss of your loved one, winning a wrongful death suit can help you achieve closure and a sense of justice.
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