Nursing Home Neglect
There sometimes comes a time in the lives of our elderly or disabled loved ones that we need to entrust the care of a nursing home. We believe that they will be safe in their new home and that their special needs will be met. We expect that nursing home personnel will follow accepted standards of care and prevent accidental injury. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Nursing home negligence occurs when a resident is abused or neglected in a nursing home. Unfortunately, this neglect or abuse can result in significant injuries including death.
There are many indicators of neglect including:
• Rapid weight loss
• Bed sores
• Multiple falls
• Poor Hygiene
If more than one of these conditions exist, then it may indicate an overall staff inattention and should be immediately addressed. If you suspect neglect contact our staff at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble to review your concerns.
The most common complaint about nursing homes is the failure to respond to complaints or staff inattention. If your loved one is in a nursing home, it is because they need supervision they can’t get elsewhere. If the staff is too overworked to respond to the call button, mistakes happen. Pills are given too often or not at all. Patient hygiene suffers and signs of serious illness are overlooked.
Many people need the care of a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. People with these conditions often wander. Nursing home facilities must be held accountable when individuals wander. Staff inattention is to blame, not the patient.
Please contact a highly-skilled Nursing Home Neglect attorney if your family member was injured or neglected in a rehab center or long-term care facility. We take great pride in representing plaintiffs in cases of hospital malpractice and nursing home malpractice. The attorneys at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble are committed to holding the accountable parties liable. You can simply Contact us online or call 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817 for a free no obligation consultation.