No one ever wants to imagine their elderly loved ones getting abused by nursing home staffers or suffering due to negligent care received at the home. However, it happens much more often than we’d like to think. If you discover your loved one suffered abuse or injury as a result of not receiving the care they are entitled to at a nursing home facility, you may file a negligence claim on their behalf.
Nursing home resident’s health allegedly suffers due to lack of proper care
According to one source, a resident and patient of ManoCare Boca Raton reportedly suffered the “development and deterioration of infections,” as well as sepsis, due to ManorCare’s alleged failure to provide proper care. The patient, through her a next friend, filed a lawsuit Manocare Boca Raton d/b/a Mano Care Health Services, contending the facility staffers failed to properly supervise and monitor the patient, failed to notify her family of her worsening condition, failed to timely transfer the patient to the hospital, failed to follow physician orders, and failed to protect the patient’s privacy and dignity.
The lawsuit also alleged ManoCare failed to provide adequate protective support services in violation of Fla. Stat. 400.022. Additionally, ManorCare allegedly failed to properly hire, supervise, train, and retain staff.
Recovering damages in suit against ManoCare
The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages for the patient’s physical impairment, disfigurement, aggravation of existing diseases or physical defects, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, among other costs and expenses.
Nursing homes have a legal and moral obligation to provide competent care to their elderly residents. An attorney specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect claims can review your case and advise you on what to do to protect your loved one and get justice on their behalf.