Nursing Home Neglect Injuries
Our attorneys understand that Nursing Homes operate on the principle of trust: in return for payment, they will take care of your loved one who can no longer care for him or herself. Too often this trust is violated when a Nursing Home neglects a resident, leading to certain kinds of injuries, including development of bedsores, injuries from falls and development of advanced infections. Below is a list of some common fact patterns in nursing home neglect cases:
- Bedbound 85-year-old nursing home resident without a special air mattress and not periodically turned developed Stage IV bedsores on buttocks and coccyx which became infected and caused death.
- Nursing Home did not provide create a fall prevention plan at admission for 83-year-old with history of falls resulting in fall, subdural bleed and death.
- 53-year-old rehabilitation patient in nursing home allowed to sit in wheelchair for long periods of time developed advanced bedsores requiring extensive hospitalization and surgical treatment.
- 80-year-old resident with dementia, history of repeated urinary tract infections and recent weight loss developed untreated systemic infection before being transferred to hospital, where patient died.