Nursing Home Negligence
When we send our loved ones to a nursing home, we have a right to expect that they will be treated with kindness, compassion and respect. We have a right to expect that they will be cared for by caring and competent professionals who handle their duties with a high degree of professionalism.
Tragically, many nursing home patients receive substandard care. Due to under staffing and other cost-saving measures that put patient safety at risk, nursing home patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries.
If a member of your family has been injured due to nursing home negligence or abuse, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Hatfield Temple. We handle a wide range of nursing home injury claims, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Failure to monitor
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Medication errors
- Urinary tract infections
- Injuries from wandering and elopement
- Physical and sexual assault
Nursing home doctors, nurses and staff are not likely to admit that they provided substandard care that caused a serious or fatal injury to one of their patients. They are far more likely to deny culpability and argue that your loved one’s injuries were the result of illness or age.
The simple truth, however, is that far too many nursing home injuries are the result of negligent care. Nursing homes have a responsibility to carefully monitor their patients and take adequate precautions to prevent unnecessary risk of harm to their patients.
Our firm has the experience, resources and commitment to fully investigate nursing home accidents. If we determine that a nursing home staff member caused your loved one to suffer a serious or fatal injury, we are prepared to work diligently to hold him or her accountable for failure to provide the high level of care your loved one deserved.