For many Americans, seeking nursing home care is a necessary step to take when an elderly parent or relative can no longer live on his or her own. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 15,700 nursing homes in the United States.
Although nursing homes offer 24/7 access to medical care in a safe, sterile, environment, it is not uncommon for nursing home residents to suffer injuries. These injuries can be due to neglect, maltreatment, or the inability of a staff member to detect the individual’s symptoms. This final issue can cause the resident to suffer immensely as his or her injury becomes worse. If this has happened to your parent or relative, work with an experienced nursing home injury attorney to seek the justice and compensation he or she deserves.
There are a lot of ways a nursing home resident can be injured, either while in the hands of his or her caretaker or because the caretaker was not present to prevent the injury. Some examples of physical injuries a nursing home resident can suffer include:
Although physical injuries are the most visible result of nursing home abuse, residents can suffer in other ways as well. Examples of other types of nursing home abuse include:
Medical malpractice refers to injuries or worsened conditions sustained because of negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical staff. In many cases, a nursing home resident can suffer an injury because of medical malpractice. Examples of medical malpractice include:
You need to act as an advocate for him or her. In many cases, nursing home residents are unable or unwilling to seek the help they need when they suffer injuries, which only causes them to suffer further. Talk to your loved one frequently about the care he or she receives and if you have any concerns about a change in behavior, a monetary discrepancy, or new physical symptoms, speak with his or her caregivers and the director of nursing at his or her facility to determine the symptoms’ cause. If you suspect that the injury could be due to negligence or neglect on the part of your loved one’s caretakers at the nursing home, consider seeking compensation on his or her behalf through a nursing home injury claim.
If you are considering seeking compensation for your loved one’s losses, work with an experienced nursing home injury attorney. Contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm. Be the advocate your loved one needs to get the money he or she deserves.
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