Nursing Home Negligence
As we age as a population, many of our loved ones are being admitted to nursing homes or assisted care facilities for long term personal and/or nursing care. In addition, some of our loved ones are also being admitted to rehabilitation facilities for short term care following an injury or illness.
The law provides that if your loved one has sustained an injury while they were in the nursing home, assisted care facility or rehabilitation center, they can be entitled to compensation for their injuries if the facility and their staff were negligent in the way they provided care for the patient.
A neglect is a failure to provide goods and services to a resident that are necessary to avoid physical harm, pain and mental anguish or emotional distress. This can include the failure to provide sufficient staffing, supplies, services or staff training to meet the resident’s needs. The neglect may or may not be intentional.Unwitnessed Falls
One of the most common types of injuries that can be sustained by a patient in a nursing home, assisted care facility or rehabilitation center is an injury due to an unwitnessed fall. The facility and their staff are responsible for all patients who are in their care, custody and control and they can be held responsible if your loved one sustained an injury due to an witnessed fall while at the facility.What Should You Do If You Feel You or a Loved One Was the Victim of Nursing Home Negligence?
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence of a nursing home, assisted care facility or a rehabilitation center, you should consult with an experienced nursing home negligence attorney as soon as possible in order to discuss your rights.
Attorney Michael P. Foley, Jr. has obtained numerous settlements on behalf of clients in nursing home negligence cases and will be happy to assist you with your case. Please contact him at (203) 250-7212 or fill out our consultation form to set up a personal consultation.