One of the most difficult decisions a family has to make is when to put their loved one in a nursing home. Not only is this decision a heavy one, but finding just the right nursing home can be overwhelming for a family. However, once the decision is made and the right nursing home is found, families feel some relief knowing their elderly loved ones will be properly cared for around the clock. Unfortunately, this always isn’t the case.
Nursing Home Medical Neglect in Sarasota Does Occur
Many elderly nursing home patients have been neglected—failing to receive the proper medical care they deserve. Nursing home medical neglect occurs when administrators, nurses, and other nursing home staff do not provide patients with their medications, fail to recognize symptoms, neglect to diagnose conditions, fail to get patients timely medical treatments, and fail to protect the well-being of their residents.
When a nursing home staff is negligent and a family is left to deal with the consequences of poor treatment and improper care their loved one received, a lawsuit against the nursing home can be made. Depending on the circumstances, there are different lawsuits that may be applicable, including:
- Wrongful death lawsuit
- Medical malpractice lawsuit
- Nursing home abuse lawsuit
When nursing home workers fail to deliver proper supervision, care, and medical treatment to patients, the nursing home can be held liable for the damages that result. However, proving a nursing home was negligent and neglected your loved one is not easy. This is why it is critical that you have an experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse attorney on your side who knows the standard of care, laws, protocols, and guidelines that a nursing home should adhere to.
By having a lawyer who knows how to investigate these types of claims and has successfully handled claims of this nature, your family’s rights will be protected. Contact the Mallard Law Firm for a free consultation today at 888-409-3805, and find out how we can help you.