A couple weeks ago we touched on the issue of resident-on-resident harm in the nursing home context. When one resident attacks another, the result can be serious injuries. Attentive staff, though, should be able to prevent these occurrences from happening. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing home resident, or have suffered any other type of harm while staying in a nursing home, then you might want to think about your legal rights and whether or not taking legal action is right for you.
Satisfactorily showing nursing home neglect can be a difficult matter. It requires you to show that the facility and its employees owed you a duty of care, that care fell short of the minimal standard of care, that insufficiency caused you harm, and that harm is compensable. Therefore, you might have to have experts testify to establish the minimal standard of care, gather and analyze nursing home documentation for shortcomings, and speak with witnesses to see if they will be willing to testify on your behalf.
All of this can be quite daunting. However, an experienced legal team, like the one at Ford, Dean & Rotundo PA, can help this process go as smoothly as possibly. With extensive legal knowledge, our attorneys know what has to be done to put forth a competent case. They are proud of their ability to represent their clients and their clients' best interests, and they aggressively negotiate and litigate in an attempt to reach the fairest resolution possible under the circumstances.
The harm caused by nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse can be extensive, sometimes causing permanent disability or death. Bedsores, rapid weight loss, and unexplained bruising can all be signs of neglect or abuse, so be sure to be attentive to these signs. If they appear, then it may be time to consult an attorney.