What You Need to Know About Nursing Home Negligence in Washington D.C.

There is nothing more upsetting than trusting a nursing home to look after your loved one, only to find that they have subjected your loved one to abuse or negligence. Unfortunately, this happens more than we’d like to admit, and if you believe your loved one is the victim of nursing home negligence/abuse in Washington D.C., you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. medical malpractice attroneys to learn more about nursing home negligence and how we can help you.

What are some signs of abuse that I should look out for?

Of course, the thought of some sort of abuse or neglect happening to your loved one is disturbing to the core, you should understand that looking for the following signs can potentially save your loved one’s life. Some common signs of nursing home negligence/abuse are as follows:

  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Improper medication dosing
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Infections
  • Hearing reports of physical or sexual abuse
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Verbal abuse

How do I report a bad nursing home in Washington D.C.?

Reporting the nursing home in question is the first step you should take. Of course, if you believe that your loved one is in imminent danger, you should call law enforcement immediately. That being said, you can also report the nursing home to the Department of Health once you speak with the nursing home facility’s management. You can also complete the Nursing Home Complaint Form or call the Nursing Home Complaint Hotline at 1-888-201-4563.

How do I prove my nursing home abuse/negligence claim?

As stated before, you should notify the proper authorities of the incident of abuse. However, you should also do everything in your power to document the incident(s) and safety hazard(s) that you believe are the cause of your loved one’s suffering. If living conditions are unsafe or unclean, for example, take pictures and videos immediately before nursing home management/staff has a chance to clear them away. Additionally, you should get your loved one to a hospital for treatment if he or she is badly hurt. Finally, you should ensure that you retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney who can gather all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof to attain the justice that you and your loved one deserve. Our firm is ready to help today. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

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.