Cases against nursing homes arise out of neglect and mistreatment of those living in nursing homes. A claim may involve a nursing home’s failure to properly care for a resident, violating state or federal regulations or abusing a resident.
Because of the frail condition of most nursing home residents, nursing home malpractice cases often involve serious injury or wrongful death. Types of neglect or abuse may include:
- Broken bones due to falls
- Heavy sedation of the patient
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Pressure or bed sores requiring hospitalization
The nursing home industry is heavily regulated by state and federal governments and laws that protect patients from harmful treatment. If you need legal guidance in a matter of nursing home injury or wrongful death, contact John Alton today.