Nursing home placement is not always a choice and for some people it is inevitable. There are several types of nursing home neglect and abuse that are most common in these environments. Because many patients are not able to walk or may be bedridden, they can be prone to bed sores. Bed sores can be avoided in any and every situation. It is the responsibility of the nursing home staff to look for, detect and treat any skin breakdown before it grows and causes further infection. Falls that lead to further injury and even death can also occur in a nursing home environment. Each patient much be assessed for their risk of falls and a plan must be established to make sure that they are safe and that situations where a fall may occur are avoided. Unfortunately, abuse does happen in nursing home environments. Abuse can occur in a wide variety of situations and is not acceptable, whatsoever.
At Collopy and Carlucci, we represent the patients and families of patients who have suffered from nursing home abuse and neglect. No resident of a nursing home is immune to carelessness and mistreatment that may occur, even though these situations can all be prevented or avoided. Get the legal help and representation you need in your nursing home litigation case. Call the LAWDUO today and let our combined 60 years of experience fight for your loved one.