Nursing Home Neglect

elderly-woman2The Haymond Law Firm staff knows that the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult for the entire family. To make the transition easier for everyone involved, it is essential that the nursing home exhibit a high level of competency and caring. Occasionally, however, nursing homes fail to adequately care for our loved ones and serious injuries result. If you have experienced a breach of trust like this, contact The Haymond Law Firm and start protecting your legal rights today.

Please remember, the basis for a medical malpractice claim is that a doctor or other health care provider failed to follow customary medical procedures and as a result of this failure you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury. In this type of case, nursing home neglect often results in severe and debilitating injuries. More often than not, negligent actions or inaction at a nursing home results in irreparable and permanent harm to our loved ones.

Nursing home neglect happens when a nursing home fails to protect its residents from preventable harm. For over 30 years, The Haymond Law Firm has fought for clients who have experienced the following types of nursing home neglect.

Types of nursing home neglect:

  • Failure to provide adequate facilities
  • Failure to use bedrails or mattress alarms when medically necessary
  • Failure to fully inform residents of medical conditions
  • Failure to administer medication properly
  • Failure to assist residents with necessary activities (drinking, eating, exercise, etc.)
  • Failure to give adequate and appropriate care (bathing, moving residents in bed)

Common results of nursing home neglect and abuse:

  • Fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Skin sores and bed sores
  • Infection
  • Psychological distress
  • New medical conditions
  • Worsening of existing medical conditions
  • Death

We know that losing trust with a nursing home can be frustrating, but losing a loved one to preventable injuries can be devastating. We believe it is our duty to level the playing field against nursing homes and their insurance companies and we accept the challenge.

If you suspect that a loved one has experienced nursing home neglect and suffered a serious injury as a result, contact The Haymond Law Firm to learn more about how to protect yourself and exercise your legal rights.

Remember, each state has a specific amount of time when you can make your claim and a delay could prevent you from doing so. For a free consultation, call The Haymond Law Firm at 1-800-HAYMOND (1-800-429-6663).