When to Sue a Nursing Home

When to Sue a Nursing Home

A nursing home may be held responsible when an act of negligence or abuse is carried out on its premises causing mental and physical harm to a patient’s health.

There are numerous accidents and negligent acts that lead to civil action.  Here are several examples:

  • Not Keeping the Premises Clean

If the staff is unable to or intentionally refuses to keep the premises clean and hygienic, the situation may lead to injuries or harmful diseases or malnutrition. A negative environment may also affect the mental health of your loved one.

  • Lack of Security and Supervision

The staff is responsible for the security and safety of its residents.  Leaving residents unattended may be considered nursing home negligence. A lack of staff’s supervision may result in injuries to a patient if left unattended. A resident can slip and fall and this can lead to serious injuries.

  • Failure to Provide Adequate Medical Treatment

If the staff fails to provide medical services consistent with the medical standard of care, your loved one may have a medical negligence action against the nursing home for their injuries.

Other signs of abuse may include unexpected hospitalization, unexplained bruises or fractures, bedsores, changes in mental status and social behavior, fear of nursing staff, rapid weight loss and frequent falls.

State Laws and Limitations

Every state has different requirements and statute of limitation for filing lawsuits against nursing homes. It is advisable to consult with a professional and trustworthy lawyer to understand the limitations specific to your state.

What Should You Do?

Take action. Consult with an attorney experienced in nursing home negligence. Contact our legal team to schedule a consultation regarding your case today!