Nursing Home Deaths

What are Some Causes of Nursing Home Deaths?

When entrusting our loved ones to nursing homes, we expect that they will be placed in a safe and caring environment. Regrettably, nursing home abuse and neglect can result in severe harm and tragic consequences.

1) Neglect:

One of the most common causes of nursing home deaths is due to neglect. This occurs when the nursing home staff fails to provide adequate care and attention to the resident. Neglect can result in a wide range of health problems, such as dehydration, malnutrition, bedsores, and infections. If neglected for too long, these health problems can lead to death.

2) Abuse:

Another possible cause of nursing home injuries is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by staff members or other patients. This type of abuse can result in serious injuries such as broken bones, bruises, and head injuries. In severe cases, the injuries sustained from abuse can cause death. It is crucial to be aware of any signs of abuse, such as unexplained injuries or changes in behavior.

3) Medication Errors:

Nursing home residents often require multiple medications to manage their health conditions. However, medication errors can occur when staff members fail to administer the correct dose or give the wrong medication. These errors can cause severe adverse reactions or drug interactions that can lead to death.

4) Environmental Hazards:

Many nursing homes fail to maintain a safe environment for their residents. Slip hazards, falls, and other accidents can occur due to faulty equipment, poor lighting, or inadequate supervision. These accidents can result in severe injuries and even death.

5) Lack of Proper Medical Care:

Lastly, inadequate medical care can also lead to nursing home deaths. When residents are not given the necessary medical attention, their health conditions can worsen, and this may even lead to death. Medical care often includes check-ups, diagnostic tests, treatment, and other essential services.

Harrisonburg Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyers

At Obenshain Law Group, we understand the impact nursing home deaths can have on individuals and their families. If you or a loved one has been affected in such an incident, Obenshain Law Group is here to help. Contact us today at (540) 318-7360 to discuss your case and learn about your legal options.


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