Bedsores and Pressure Sores
Free Consultations • Available 24/7 National Nursing Home Injury and Death Attorneys Bedsores (also known as pressure sores and decubitus ulcers) are common ailments for nursing home residents. However common, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t serious or preventable. When bedsores occur, it might be a sign of nursing home neglect. Bedsores can develop while the resident is lying in bed, sitting..
Free Consultations • Available 24/7 National Nursing Home Injury and Death Attorneys Trusting nursing homes to care for our elderly or aging loved ones is a tough decision making. Despite the amount of research we do to make sure we can trust the facility, nursing home negligence does happen. One of the ways your loved one can be injured is through nursing..
Free Consultations • Available 24/7 National Nursing Home Attorney Thousands of people die from choking every year. Sadly, more than half of all choking deaths are people over the age of 74. Many nursing home patients have difficulty swallowing food or chewing. Because of this, choking is a risk for many elderly patients. Choking can lead to a loss of oxygen to the..
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 Nursing home falls represent 36 percent of preventable emergency room visits among nursing home residents. However, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nursing home falls go largely unreported. But, even with underreporting, the CDC receives between 100 and 200 reports of nursing home fall every year from..
Malnutrition & Dehydration
Nursing Home Injury and Death Attorneys Free Consultation • Available 24/7 Nursing home malnutrition and dehydration are serious signs of nursing home neglect and abuse. Nursing home malnutrition may be difficult to notice if you visit your loved one every day. However, nursing home dehydration is more apparent. If you suspect your loved one is suffering from nursing home neglect or abuse,..
Physical & Sexual Abuse
National Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 Residents in nursing homes are especially vulnerable to physical abuse and sexual abuse. While nursing homes should be the safest place for our elderly loved ones, tragically, reports of deliberate physical abuse are prevalent. Nursing home physical abuse such as hitting, slapping, biting, attacks by other residents and even staff..
Clogged Breathing Tubes
NURSING HOME INJURY AND DEATH ATTORNEYS FREE CONSULTATIONS • AVAILABLE 24/7 Clogged breathing tubes, similar to choking, can cause brain damage, and even death because the brain is deprived of oxygen. Nursing home residents with trouble breathing on their own may need a breathing tube. Nursing home employees have a responsibility to ensure a breathing tube and ventilator clear. While such an..
Nursing Home Injury and Death Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 Nursing home medication errors are a frequent and serious problem across the country. In these instances, residents are given the wrong medication or not given the medication in the dosage or frequency required by the physician’s order. This occurs as a result of carelessness on the part of the staff. Additional..
Physical & Chemical Restraints
Nursing Home Injury and Death Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 Federal law prohibits the use of both physical and chemical restraints in nursing homes. When these tactics are used they are a form of discipline and convenience. Staff in nursing homes use them to control, sedate or pacify patients. However, over 30 years after the passage of The Nursing Home Reform..
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 With every passing hour, statistics suggested that sepsis has a mortality rate increase of 7 percent. Sepsis, also called septicemia, is a severe infection caused by bacteria in the tissue or bloodstream. This condition is marked by chemicals in the body releasing into the bloodstream to fight infections. In the body’s..
Wandering and Elopement
NURSING HOME INJURY AND DEATH ATTORNEYS FREE CONSULTATIONS • AVAILABLE 24/7 Wandering and Elopement are related concepts. Wandering refers to aimless movement throughout the facility where the resident puts his or her safety at risk due to an inability to appreciate potential danger. Elopement refers to the resident’s ability to leave the facility unsupervised and unnoticed putting the resident’s safety in danger...
Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorneys Free Consultations • Available 24/7 The statistics on elder abuse are staggering. For example, nearly 10 percent of people over 60 suffer some form of elder abuse. Additionally, half of all nursing home attendants have admitted to abusing or neglecting elderly patients at some point in their careers. The most common document physical impacts of elder abuse..