For some people, it is a surprise to learn that nursing home negligence is even an area of personal injury law. Perhaps it’s because admitting a loved one into a nursing home is not as common as getting into a car accident or slipping and falling on someone else’s property, but it’s important to know that nursing homes are responsible for providing adequate care, and they could be held liable if that care is not appropriately handled.
There are a number of issues that elders could face in a nursing home. Some of them fall into the realm of medical malpractice, such as misdiagnosis or medication error, and others fall into negligent or malicious practices, such as sexual abuse or negligent care. For a more extensive list of examples that elderly patients may suffer due to nursing home negligence, visit our webpage.
It’s a simple fact that elderly individuals have frailer bodies and are more prone to injuries than most people, which can sometimes make it hard to determine if a nursing home was truly at fault in an injury case. However, it is much easier to determine whether or not the nursing home took action to treat a patient in the event of an injury. Last month we reported on such a case, wherein a woman was suffering from many serious medical issues, and the nursing home did little or nothing to treat her.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone’s life is treated with value, regardless of their age. We believe that no matter how old someone gets, they still have a right to a decent quality of life, particularly if they or their loved ones are paying for a nursing home specifically to provide that quality of life. If you live in Massachusetts and someone you know has suffered as a result of nursing home negligence, don’t hesitate to set up a free consultation to discuss the aspects of your claim.