Nursing homes are responsible for providing the care and support seniors need during their stay. Nursing homes must hire trained staff who can monitor patients’ vital signs, provide care for chronic conditions, and determine when they need additional care from a doctor.
Medical neglect may occur if the nursing home fails to provide this type of adequate support. If a resident suffers injuries as a result, they may be able to pursue compensation and hold the nursing home liable. If you or a loved one sustained injuries which required additional treatment because of medical neglect in a nursing home, call an attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today.
You can reach us at (800) 201-3999. We will review your case for free.
Nursing Home Residents Have a Right to Medical Care and Support
Neglect occurs when the nursing home staff fails to provide necessary care (under the nursing home care act). This can cause nursing home residents to suffer serious health complications, worsening of chronic conditions, and even death.
In the case of nursing home medical neglect, the necessary care residents do not receive may include:
- Necessary medical treatment for acute conditions
- Care for chronic medical conditions
- Prescribed and over-the-counter medications
- Failing to adhere to the care plan that nursing homes are required to develop for each resident
Overmedicating a nursing home resident is also a form of abuse.
By law, nursing homes must provide residents with necessary medical care. Residents in nursing homes have rights that facility staff and administration must respect. This includes:
- A comprehensive explanation of your health status in easy-to-understand language
- Having knowledge of medical conditions, medications, vitamins, and supplements
- The right to choose a doctor
- Taking part in any decision that affects your care
- Having a care plan in place
- Access to medical and facility records
- Submitting complaints or grievances about received care
If your loved one cannot make medical decisions on their own and you are their legal representative, you can ensure the protection of these rights and speak on their behalf. If the nursing home refuses to respect these rights, this may constitute abuse in some cases.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Review Your Medical Neglect in a Nursing Home Case for Free
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm offers free case evaluations. If you believe you or a loved one suffered injuries because of medical neglect in a nursing home, reach out to our team today. We pursue compensation for victims on a contingency fee basis. Your family will pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront. We collect our fees from the award you receive.
Let one of our nursing home injury attorneys review your case and explain if you are eligible to take legal action. You should not be stuck paying for medical care and other expenses that occurred as a result of nursing home neglect.
Compensation Recoverable in a Nursing Home Medical Neglect Case
You may be able to recover compensation for losses you and your family incurred as a result of the medical neglect. Recoverable compensation in this type of case may include:
- Related medical expenses: You may be able to recover medical care, including both inpatient and outpatient care, medications, rehabilitation and therapy, psychological support, and other related expenses.
- Out-of-pocket expenses: Covered expenses include money for damaged property, money paid for medicines or services not provided, the cost of moving to a facility with adequate care, and other related expenses.
- Pain and suffering: Our attorneys will calculate a fair settlement value for your physical pain and emotional suffering related to the neglect you experienced.
- Wrongful death losses: If your spouse or parent passed away as a result of medical negligence in a nursing home, you may be eligible for a wrongful death award. We can help you understand the recoverable damages and explain eligibility for this type of legal action.
State Law Limits How Long You Have to File a Lawsuit in a Nursing Home Injury Case
How long you have to take action depends on your state’s statute of limitations. Reach out to us today, and we can explain how quickly you need to act based on the facts of your case.
We recommend contacting us as soon as possible so we can go to work on your case. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 201-3999. We can meet with you in your home, nursing facility, or a location that is convenient for you.
Talk to an Attorney About Medical Neglect in Nursing Homes
If you or your family member suffered injuries related to medical neglect in a nursing home, you may be eligible to demand compensation through out-of-court settlement negotiations. You may be able to take your case to trial and possibly recover an award. To learn more, set up a time to discuss your case with a nursing home injury attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Call (800) 842-6336 today to get started with a complimentary consultation. We can confirm medical neglect, identify the liable parties, and possibly take legal action on your behalf