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What is nursing home negligence?

As we age and near our elderly years, it is likely clear that someone at some point will have to care for us if we no longer can. While we would hope for our family to be the one to step in and care for us, the reality is that this is often far too much of a task for our loved ones. Therefore, the again population will consider their options at nursing home facilities. While nursing home can provide the necessary care one requires, the facility might fail to meet the needs of a resident, even causing them some serious harm.

What is nursing home negligence? This matter can look different from one situation to the next; however, the underlying issue is that a nursing home resident is harmed by the negligence or mistreatment by employees of the nursing home facility. This could be due to understaffing, improper training, the mismanagement of employees or the errors and mistakes made by the facility or its employees.

Physical or psychological harms could result when a nursing home facility is not upholding their duties to the residents. This could come in the form of physical abuse, resulting in bruises, broken bones or lacerations. It could also occur because of negligence, causing malnutrition, bedsores, mental anguish and emotional harm. When such damages occur, loved ones are able to take action to protect the rights of an aging loved one.

If nursing hoe abuse or negligence is suspected, it is possible to seek legal recourses. A civil action could help hold a nursing home facility accountable for their actions. This claim could also help to recover damages suffered from the situation. This could be used to address medical bills, pain and suffering and other related losses.

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