How Our Wisconsin Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help
In situations of abuse or neglect where the individual is not in imminent danger, it makes sense to contact a nursing home attorney who can help you navigate the procedures and regulations that protect you or your loved one. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney will guide you and your loved one through every step.
The nursing home abuse lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier are here to help you with your nursing home or hospice facility malpractice claim in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Green Bay, and surrounding areas throughout Wisconsin.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT?
If a caregiver is intentionally harming a patient, that is nursing home abuse. Abuse often involves denying a patient’s needs such as: food, water, and medical treatment. It can also include physical and financial harm.
Nursing home neglect is unintentional failures by the caregiver, such as ignoring calls for assistance or failing to maintain the patient’s hygiene.
>>Learn more about the common signs of abuse and neglect in a nursing home
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT?
If the resident in question is in immediate danger, please contact your local authorities to safely remove them from the situation and provide appropriate care.
After contacting local authorities, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) to report a violation or misconduct. Doing so will trigger an investigation into the facility. You can also call the toll-free number 1-800-642-6552 to file a complaint. Leave a voicemail message, and your call will be returned by the next working day.
WHAT Causes Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home and hospice facilities should provide patients with the attention, care, and medical treatment they deserve. Unfortunately, malpractice may still occur. Causes include:
- Failure to hire and train qualified medical professionals
- Negligence of the duties promised to the residents and their families
- Failure to adequately staff the facility to handle the needs of its residents
- Attempts to cut corners on care and support in order to make more money
- Failure to properly screen potential employees and provide a safe living environment
Although it is horrifying to consider, too many facilities throughout Wisconsin do not keep up with residents’ medical, emotional and personal needs. Nursing home and long-term care facilities’ shortfalls cause residents to suffer illness or unnecessary pain and suffering.
The four most common types of abuse in nursing homes include preventative falls, choking, medication errors, malnutrition and dehydration. If you’d like to learn more, connect with a qualified member of our legal team and discuss the details of your situation regarding nursing home abuse or neglect.