Grounds for a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

By / April 13, 2017 / Nursing Home Care / No Comments

Find out what types of actions can be grounds for a nursing home abuse lawsuit, from falls and bedsores to medication errors and aspiration pneumonia.

This is a technical question that is best answered by a negligence lawyer; however, it is important for you to understand how broad these nursing home abuse cases may be. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have great responsibilities toward their residents and there are many overlapping laws that deal with those tasks.

Here are some areas of potential liability for both nursing homes and assisted living facilities:

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  • Accidents, Falls
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Attended Falls
  • Bedsores, Ulcers
  • Breach of Regulatory or Statutory Rights
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Clogged Breathing Tubes
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Failure to Monitor Food and Water Intake
  • Failure to Provide the Correct Medical Devices
  • Failure to Recognize or Treat a Medical Condition
  • Failure to Supervise
  • Financial Abuse
  • Fractures
  • Hoyer Lift Falls
  • Inadequate Daily Care
  • Inadequate Food
  • Inadequate Staffing
  • Inadequate Training
  • Inattention
  • Lack of or Improper Treatment
  • Malnutrition or Dehydration
  • Medication Errors
  • Needle Dislodgement
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Physical Abuse
  • Problems with Medical Devices
  • Restraint or Strangulation Injuries
  • Septic Shock
  • Sexual Assault
  • Threats
  • Unattended Falls
  • Unsanitary Facilities
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Wandering or Elopement
  • Withdrawal or Social Isolation
  • Wrongful Death

These samples are not all inclusive and please understand that just because one of these happened to your relative, it does not mean that the nursing home or assisted living facility did anything wrong. An experienced nursing home abuse lawyer would offer the best help to determine that.

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Grounds for a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
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