Even with the most careful planning and selection of a nursing home, injuries can occur to patients. Nursing homes are required to have staffing levels to properly care for the patients. Due to call-offs or illnesses a nursing home may be short staffed. A patient could fall, be given the wrong medication, be fed food that jeopardizes their health or a variety of serious concerns. If injuries occur while in the care of nursing home staff, an attorney should be contacted. Nursing Home Injury Attorneys Orange County NY is familiar with the laws that protect elderly and nursing home patients.
The mental and physical needs of patients should be a priority for all nursing homes. Unfortunately, patients can suffer neglect that result in injuries. Even if these injuries do not result in a hospital stay, Nursing Home Injury Attorneys Orange County NY should be contacted. They will take the time to listen to the family concerns and investigate the nursing home injury, neglect or medical malpractice. The attorney will be compassionate and caring with the family but aggressive with the nursing home for accountability of their actions. Protecting the rights of an individual in a nursing home is exactly what an experienced attorney will do.
Nursing home neglect or abuse could include:
- Unexplained bruises or cuts
- Physical abuse
Bedsores can result when a patient is not repositioned at least every two hours. These bedsores are also called pressure sores. When a patient is receiving adequate hydration and repositioning, bedsores can be reduced or eliminated. Large bedsores can result in serious infections and scarring. If a patient has bruises or cuts on their body, the staff at the nursing home is responsible for explaining how they occurred. If the staff is unable to supply a reasonable explanation, it would be highly recommended to contact an attorney and begin an investigation. The attorney will find the answer the family needs. Mark Aberasturi has been representing elderly clients with elderly law issues. His caring, compassion and knowledge of the laws that affect elderly patients is outstanding in the area.