Nursing Home Negligence And Abuse
Mistakes And Neglect Cause Serious Injury
Nursing home residents need and deserve special care. Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not staff or train to assure that residents get the care they and their families have been promised. The consequences of nursing home negligence can be serious injury or wrongful death.
Nursing Home Negligence · Nursing Home Abuse
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Nursing homes have an obligation to provide an appropriate and accepted standard of care to their residents. If you know or suspect a loved one is not getting appropriate care, contact an attorney at Ellis Law Offices in Worcester, Massachusetts.
- Falls are a frequent result of nursing home negligence. Careless transfers from bed to chair to toilet can cause falls — and serious injuries such as broken hips and other painful bone fractures.
- While bedsores are a frequent occurrence in nursing homes, negligence can allow them to get infected and become painful and life-threatening.
- Elopement or wandering off occurs when there is inadequate security and supervision. A resident who wanders off may suffer from a fall or exposure.
- When there is inadequate staff or when the staff simply does not care, residents can suffer from malnutrition and dehydration.
- Inadequate staffing, lack of staff training or a failure to screen new hires can result in elder abuse in a nursing home.
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If a loved one has unexplained injuries or seems fearful in a nursing home, talk to a lawyer who has experience investigating nursing home negligence. Contact our law firm for a free consultation.