Placing your elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility
isn’t a decision that’s taken lightly. Finding the right long-term
care facility requires thorough online research, friendly phone calls
and in-person meetings. Unfortunately, not every facility will provide
the minimum standard of care you might assume.
Sadly, gross negligence is quite prevalent in nursing homes. In many cases,
it puts the lives of the elderly at risk and can result in injuries, trauma
and even death. While neglect may not sounds as bad as abuse, which is
also widespread in the nursing home community, it’s important to
negligence is a type of abuse. While abuse tends to be more noticeable to outside members, neglect can
result in similar personal injuries. Failure to respond to a resident’s
request for assistance, administering the wrong medication and inattentive
staff are just a few examples of common nursing home neglect.
If you notice any of the following, there might be a case for nursing home neglect:
- Unattended and wandering residents
- Ligature marks on the wrists or ankles
- Bruises and cuts
- Sudden emotional changes
- Rashes due to lack of dry clothes
If you suspect your loved one has suffered an injury while at a nursing
home or assisted living facility, you need to ask questions, take photos,
get documentation and hire the services of an experienced attorney. The
sooner you enlist legal guidance, the better equipped you’ll be
if the claim goes to court.
At Goodman Acker, P.C., our
Detroit nursing home abuse attorneys will listen to your case and determine whether or not your family member
may be entitled to compensation. We represent clients under a contingency
fee basis, so you don’t pay until we win a settlement or recovery.
Call (248) 793-2010 or contact us today
for a free case review.