The care of our nation’s elders is of the utmost importance, which is why nursing home facilities are strictly governed by state and federal regulations. Unfortunately, nursing facilities sometimes do not abide by these rules and fail to provide the standard level of care to their patients. When this negligence results in an injury or death, the facility can be held legally responsible for compensating the victim or his or her family. Some of the things that nursing homes can be held liable for include medication errors, negligent hiring, inadequate training, understaffing, and breaches of statutory or regulatory rights.
Elderly nursing home residents who are dependent on others for care can be extremely vulnerable to abuse, including:
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing facility, or if your loved one died at a facility as a result of substandard care, you may have legal recourse. While there is nothing that can truly make right the breach of your trust or the injuries your loved one has suffered, a nursing home abuse lawsuit may bring you compensation to ease the financial burdens associated with your losses. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and more. In particularly egregious cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.
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One of the surest signs of patient neglect is bedsores. Bedsores are injuries that occur when a patient who is unable to move on their own is not regularly repositioned in their bed. When the body stays in one position for too long, the prolonged pressure on one area can cause deep and painful injury to the skin. Left untreated, the bedsore can become infected, at which point it can be fatal. Once a bedsore has formed, it can be difficult to treat.
If your loved one has developed a bedsore in a nursing facility, this may be a sign that they are being neglected by their caregivers. After taking immediate action to ensure the health and safety of your loved one, you should immediately contact an attorney who can inform you of your legal options for holding the negligent facility responsible for your loved one’s pain and suffering and other damages. Bringing a lawsuit against a negligent nursing home facility may not only compensate you for your losses, but can also ensure that others are protected by deterring future misconduct.
Entrusting the care of your loved one to a nursing home is a difficult enough decision without having to worry that they won’t be properly taken care of. At Hartman-Imbriale, LLP, we have decades of combined experience protecting the rights of injured people in Woodstock and the surrounding areas. We offer free consultations and charge nothing unless we recover money for you, so do not delay in contacting us to discuss your potential case. While each case is different, our team has recovered significant awards in nursing home abuse cases, and we may be able to help you, too.
Have you or a loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home? If so, fill out an online contact form to learn more about your potential claim.