At the Law Offices of Judy Greenwood, P.C., we represent victims who have been injured as a result of nursing home negligence, mistakes and neglect. Because these cases are often complex, we have access to nursing and medical experts and a doctor/lawyer available to review the facts of your case as needed, and to provide the medical insight necessary to determine if there was negligence or substandard care. Unfortunately, many times, those most helpless and vulnerable are treated with little attention and concern.. Often our beloved senior citizens have little choice, after illness or injury, but to relocate from their familiar homes into rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. For various reasons, these friends and relatives often suffer further illnesses and injuries in these surroundings because of negligent medical or nursing care. Common signs of neglect include:
Common examples of the types of negligence occurring in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities and other care centers include: advanced stage bedsores which develop because proper precautions were not taken to turn the patient, and monitor for signs of skin irritation; fractures occurring from falls from bed because of bed rail error, alarm failure, or poor nursing observation; falls while walking due to inadequate precautions or inattention by poorly trained staff and doctors; missed signs and symptoms of serious conditions such as pulmonary embolism, sepsis, and other infections; and the misplacement of catheters by inexperienced staff. As in cases of medical malpractice, nursing home litigation requires expert testimony to establish the acceptable standards of care, how the defendants breached that standard, and to prove what injuries and damages flow. The Law Offices of Judy Greenwood, P.C., has successfully represented patients who were victims of nursing home negligence, mistakes and neglect.
You can compare nursing homes and health care facilities in your area through Medicare’s website if you have questions about a particular nursing home: www.Medicare.gov/care-compare/