When a family has to put a loved one in a nursing home, it is often a difficult decision for them to make. Of course, the family is only going to want to allow their loved one to live in a nursing home that is safe and will provide them with the best possible care. Unfortunately, as much as everyone hopes that their loved ones will be taken care of in a nursing care facility, there are still situations where abuse and neglect are factors that may cause significant harm to our loved ones.
When an individual speculates that their loved one is being subject to abuse, harassment, or neglect in a nursing care facility, it is important to conduct an investigation regarding the mistreatment. Some of the most commonly seen issues that occur as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect include the following:
- Falls, which can occur if a patient is not assisted by properly trained staff
- Pressure sores/bedsores, which can occur if a patient is not regularly moved
- Malnutrition, which may be contributed to by lack of appetite, immobility, and negligent nursing home staff
- Dehydration, which may be contributed to by additional health issues such as diabetes
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.