People want to provide the best possible care for their parents as they age, especially when it comes to the medical attention and supervision they may require if they have health problems. Although most people spend significant amounts of time researching and visiting facilities to find the best care, negligence on the part of nursing home employees may result in serious injuries and illness.
Family members who need round-the-clock help and trained medical attention may depend heavily on nursing home professionals to assist them. If a person suffers injury due to negligent or careless actions on the part of nursing home staff members, he or she may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, mental and emotional trauma, and other damages associated with the injury. For more information on nursing home abuse, contact the Milwaukee nursing home neglect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can occur if:
It is the responsibility of nursing home staff members to pay attention to the needs of each resident and make sure they receive medical care when necessary. The staff and the facility have a duty to make sure their residents are properly fed and hydrated at all times, and their medical needs must be attended to properly.
Although it is horrifying to even consider, too many facilities do not keep up with their residents’ needs for cleaning and proper hygiene. When this failure of care occurs, the resident may suffer from additional illness or unneccessary pain and suffering.
Common signs of nursing home abuse include (but are not limited to):
If you suspect that the facility your loved one is in is failing to provide the proper care, it is essential that you take immediate action to rectify the situation and hold those accountable for their actions. We have extensive experience fighting on behalf of the elderly and their families, and we will not hesitate to help you pursue the justice you deserve.
Although it is a terrible consideration, nearly 100,000 individuals report neglect and abuse in elder care facilities each year. When you enter your loved one into a care facility, you are almost always doing so in order to provide them the attention, care, and experienced medical treatment they so deserve. Facilities may be guilty of nursing home malpractice if they:
If your loved one has suffered neglect while in a nursing home or other care facility, you have the right to rectify the situation and pursue legal action against the facility owners and operators. Your loved one does not have to suffer alone and those responsible should not be allowed to continue operating in that manner.