Nursing Home Lawsuits for Neglect and Poor Hygiene
Nursing homes provide a much-needed service to families who cannot take care of their loved one due to lacking the expertise or time to do so. Some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s may require round-the-clock care as well as medical attention for when certain emergencies occur such as choking; because of this, families often look to nursing homes to provide their loved ones with excellent care for the rest of their sunset years. That said, excellent care seems to be the farthest thing from the agenda of some nursing homes across the country as evidenced by the many news exposes that reveal the dismal state in which nursing home residents live, with some individuals sitting in their soiled garments for hours or even days at a time. This kind of nursing home neglect should not be accepted by families with loved ones in these facilities, and a nursing home lawsuit is the right course of action to get these facilities to pay attention and provide decent service to their residents.
Are you looking for a nursing home neglect attorney? If your loved one was left unattended and in unhygienic conditions, leading them to develop illnesses such as bedsores or pressure sores, you may be able to file a legal claim which will go a long way in helping you recover substantial compensation for your loved one. With these damages, you can look for a better nursing home or even hire at-home care for your loved one, as well as get the resources you need to be able to put the whole thing behind you such as psychological help as well as reimbursement for legal fees. The nursing home attorneys at McCready Law are standing by to help you every step of the way: please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which simply means that we don’t charge you a cent until we recover money on your behalf. Calls are FREE, and we serve all injured and abused nursing home residents countrywide.
Nursing home residents usually need help doing the following:
- Taking a shower
- Changing their clothes
- If they have wounds, they’ll need someone to change their bandages s
- Getting into a fresh pair of diapers
Poor hygiene in nursing home residents is more often than not a sign of understaffing or hiring untrained nursing home staff. This shouldn’t be an occurrence as nursing homes run a sensitive outfit as lives are at stake. To this end, nursing home management is supposed make sure that staff are properly trained and that they do not skimp on hiring sufficient number of staff just so they can save money on your loved one’s account.
Poor hygiene and neglect can lead to the following:
- Scabies and lice infestation
- Diarrhea and constant infections
- Tooth decay
- Waterborne illnesses
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It is important to note that nursing homes owe every resident something called duty of care, which is a fancy term which requires that these entities provide every resident with a certain level of care that would be found in a reasonable and similar facility, failure to which and as a result of which injury takes place, one can file a nursing home neglect lawsuit. There’s so much we haven’t talked about, and it’s because of this reason that we’d love for you to speak with us at (773) 825-3547 so we can assess your unique case and advise further. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.