Has A Loved One Been Harmed In A Nursing Home?
Placing a senior loved one in a nursing home is always an extremely difficult decision. Even when it is what all parties want, there are many factors to consider such as what facility will be the best fit.
After you have made the choice and placed him or her in a nursing home, no one wants to ever consider that their senior loved one might be at risk of being abused or neglected. But it does happen, and you need to remain vigilant to your loved one’s well-being.
Some of the signs of nursing home negligence or abuse include unexplained injuries and:
- Prescription errors
Was A Proper Risk Assessment Performed?
One of the ways in which nursing home residents can suffer injuries is when proper risk assessments are not performed. Each resident is going to have his or her own set of risks that need to be avoided. This can mean evaluating how likely they are to experience a fall, leave the facility unattended or become dehydrated, or any other type of risk. Only by identifying all of the risks a senior faces and taking steps to avoid those problems can your senior loved one’s safety be assured.
Other possible factors that could lead to abuse or neglect include:
- Improper staff training
- Failing to conduct background checks on staff
The Lawyer You Can Depend On When A Loved One Has Been Harmed In A Nursing Home
At Randolph M. James, P.C., our firm can help you create accountability for the abuse or neglect your senior loved one suffered at the hands of the nursing home staff that was trusted to provide them care. Lawyer Randy James has been providing highly effective legal representation to those in need since 1981. He is an experienced litigator with a record that includes hundreds of jury trials. His record of success has helped him earn a reputation for aggressively asserting his clients’ rights and going the extra mile for them. Let him help you create accountability for the abuse and neglect your loved one experienced.
Randy James has also been a private pilot for decades and uses his pilot’s license to help him serve clients across the state.