Most people who end up having to place a loved one in a nursing home don’t actually want to do so, and you are likely no different. You have likely exhausted all other options before making the difficult decision to admit your loved one to a nursing home.
You probably did a lot of research to try and find the best facility for your loved one and also one that fits your budget. Finding out that your loved one is being neglected is not only a betrayal of your trust, it can also lead to a lawsuit.
There are many reasons you may be able to file suit against a nursing home for negligence, such as:
The Premises Are Not Reasonably Safe and Free of Hazards
If there are dangers present that the staff should be aware of through reasonable diligence, you may be able to file suit. These dangers can include anything from the prevention of falls to making sure residents have the proper mobility equipment or clothing.
Inadequate Hiring or Staffing
If an employee ends up neglecting, abusing, or otherwise willfully harming your loved one, you may have a case. You may also have a case if the staff aren’t properly trained and supervised.
Residents must be adequately supervised at all times. If your loved one falls or injures themselves in some way, you may be able to file suit.
Poorly Maintained Health and Safety Policies
The facility must maintain clean and sanitary conditions in resident rooms and common areas.
Inadequate Medical Care
If your loved one is harmed as a result of sub-standard medical care, you may have a medical malpractice case against the facility or the medical professional who treated your family member.
If your loved one is suffering from bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, UTIs, or is soiled from lack of bathing or changing, they may be experiencing neglect.
If your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, our lawyers at Obenshain Law Group can help you seek the justice your loved one deserves. Give us a call at (540) 318-7360 or fill out an online contact form.