Nursing Home Neglect Can Result In Serious Injury Or Death
Nursing homes provide a valuable and necessary service in our society. In some cases, a nursing home may violate its promise to care for patients adequately, and patients can suffer from neglect or abuse. This can result in serious injury or death.
At Hamilton Injury Law Group PLLC, you can find a team of attorneys that is dedicated to helping you hold dangerous nursing homes accountable for their actions. Our lawyers help clients build a case they can count on to maximize the compensation they deserve for their loved one’s injuries.
Neglect and abuse can come from many different sources in a nursing home. Being able to identify the signs of neglect can help you protect your loved one if they are suffering from it in their nursing home. Neglect commonly involves:
- Broken bones
- Physical abuse
- Medication errors
While most nursing homes are staffed with caring and compassionate professionals, sometimes the “for-profit” nature of the business results in the needs of the patient not always being paramount. Inadequate staffing is the cause of many nursing home neglect and abuse cases. An insufficient number of employees, inadequate training and education, and lack of proper staff supervision can lead to the suffering of the patients in an extended care facility.
Nursing Homes Must Follow Guidelines
Nursing homes must follow strict federal and state guidelines. Federal law provides that each resident receives care to “attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.”
If you or a loved one is in a nursing home that is not providing the care it should, we can help. We know how to help families deal with nursing home neglect. Come into our Henderson or Evansville office whether you live in town or in the surrounding Kentucky or Indiana areas. Our attorneys will work with you.
Earn Justice For Your Loved One
The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can help you seek justice for your loved one’s injuries. If one of your loved ones has died or been seriously hurt as a result of nursing home staff negligence or abuse, call 270-458-3126 in Kentucky, 812-286-3623 in Indiana or provide details online to schedule your free initial consultation and take the first step in your personal injury claim.