Common Causes Of Nursing Home Negligence

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It is hard to imagine what could cause a nursing home to neglect the needs of a helpless elderly resident. However, it happens every day in nursing homes throughout the Boston area and across Massachusetts.

At Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., we represent people who have suffered due to nursing home abuse and neglect. In handling these cases, we investigate the causes of nursing home negligence, in order to obtain answers, and help our clients obtain fair and just compensation for their losses.

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What Leads To Nursing Home Negligence?

Common causes of nursing home negligence include:

  • Understaffing: In order to cut costs, many nursing homes simply do not hire enough staff members to adequately care for all residents. This leads to a situation in which there are not enough staff members on hand to monitor residents. When an elderly nursing home resident is left unattended, he or she is put at risk of a wide range of accidents and injuries.
  • Inadequate training: Another dangerous situation arises when nursing home staff members receive minimal or inadequate training in providing care for residents. This is especially dangerous when residents are disabled and require special care and attention.
  • Inadequate medical treatment: A person who enters a nursing home typically loses the treating physician who knows the most about his or her medical needs. When the senior enters the nursing home, the facility’s doctors may not know what they need to know in order to provide adequate care. They may also suffer from a heavy workload, limiting their ability to provide quality care for each resident.

Regardless the cause of nursing home neglect, our lawyers are committed to pursuing justice for injured and neglected elders. To us, it feels good to fulfill our goal of providing compensation for all injured parties, especially those least able to care for and fight for themselves.

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