Nursing Home Injuries/Fractures
Nursing Home Negligence
Although not every injury amounts to nursing home neglect (some injuries are unpreventable), many nursing home falls are a sign of negligence and can be avoided.
An investigation by an experienced nursing home abuse attorney should be undertaken to determine whether the injury was the result of negligence or purely an accident.
The nursing home staff can be evasive and medical records are often incomplete. Accordingly, it can be very challenging and frustrating for family members to determine exactly how the fall occurred. However, a skilled nursing home attorney knows how to address these issues. A nursing home attorney can make certain all necessary information is provided and a complete evaluation of the fall is undertaken.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.
The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:
- Frequent or unexplained injuries
- Poor hygiene
- Social withdrawal
- The appearance of being overly medicated
If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.