Arranging for your loved ones who are in need of care to live in a nursing home facility isn’t an easy decision for most people. You’d like to think that you’re placing your family member in the care of responsible, skilled, and caring hands. Generally this is true, but instances of negligence and medical malpractice in nursing homes are more common than you may think.
Common Examples of Negligence
There are countless accidents, abuses, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home or other care facility legally liable, either based on the conduct of an employee or based on a policy or ongoing practice at the facility. Here are a few examples:
What Can You Do?
Knowledge is important. Make sure to check in regularly and keep in touch with who the staff is, communicate with the supervisers. It’s also good to keep an open dialogue with your loved one about how their experience at the facility is.
If you feel that there is negligence or abuse present, do not hesitate to contact an attorney to discuss your options.