When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Unfortunately, negligence is all too common.
General nursing home neglect can be a simple lack of staff interest in not providing for residents’ basic needs including water, food, and a clean and healthy environment. This form of negligence can lead to more serious illnesses and medical conditions. Bed sores and falls are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers.
A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for negligence. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.