Nursing Home Negligence
Admitting an aging parent or family member to a long-term care facility is an incredibly difficult decision to make. In doing so, we trust that the staff and service workers will treat our loved ones with the respect and care that we would provide, to ensure that this stage of their life is comfortable and positive. Unfortunately, in some situations there may be nursing home negligence, these can include:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Failure to develop a fall prevention plan
- Failure to prevent bedsores
- Failure to prevent wandering
- Improper supervision and failure to monitor residents
- Improper use of restraints
- Medication and prescription errors
- Failure to refer residents for medical treatment
- Physical assault
- Sexual assault
When a resident in a nursing home has suffered harm, there is recourse by contacting the police, in the matter of an assault, or by way of civil litigation.
If the harm is a direct result of a regulated health care professional, there may be a negligence case against the professional, or a disciplinary action by way of a report to the Professional’s College.
If a member of your family has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, our firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation and care for your loved ones.