Nursing homes care for residents who require continuous medical attention and daily living assistance. These facilities have a duty to watch over their patients and ensure that their needs are met. While some provide excellent care, others fail to uphold their duty to care for residents, which may result in nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing home abuse lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. represent elder abuse victims, and fight for justice and compensation.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Patients receiving poor care may suffer an injury, illness or premature death. The most common types of nursing home abuse accidents are:
- Falls: Poor training, negligent supervision or improper transfers (i.e. from the bed to a chair) are common causes of patient falls in nursing homes.
- Bed sores: Also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers, bedsores are damaged skin and tissue that can be caused by friction, humidity or continuous pressure to an area. They often occur when a patient is not moved frequently.
- Dehydration and starvation: Failure to provide a nursing home resident with enough fluids often leads to dehydration. Starvation may occur when they are not properly fed and nourished, which can lead to weight loss and death.
- Medication errors: A caretaker’s negligence may lead to medication errors. Patients may be over-medicated, provided with medications that are contraindicated (not recommended) for a condition, or not given medication.
What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse
If you believe a loved one’s injury, illness or premature death was caused by abuse or neglect, talk to nursing home abuse attorneys who have experience with elder abuse cases. Lawyers for nursing home neglect cases understand abuse laws, and can help fight for the justice. One of the reasons nursing home abuse and neglect is frequently considered widespread is because the mistreatment is frequently not reported. You can help change that – speak out today. Burnetti, P.A. offers no fees no costs consultations. There are no obligations. Contact the firm at 1-888-BURNETTI
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