We put faith in nursing homes to look after our family members and ensure that they are kept safe and secure from danger. There are legal procedures put in place to ensure nursing home staff give their residents a high-quality service. Unfortunately, a lack of sufficient staff and education, together with cost-saving incentives, mean that procedures are often not followed.
Sadly, mistakes made by nursing home staff happen far too frequently. If you discover your relative has been neglected or abused, staff may excuse their behaviour by blaming it on the advanced age of the resident. Most traumas caused to residents are due to negligence by nursing home staff and include:
If you think that your loved one has sustained a trauma due to an error by nursing home staff, contact one of our experienced lawyers in the area of nursing negligence.