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Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits

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Nursing home residents need and deserve a very intense level of care and supervision. Nursing home negligence can lead to a slow decline in health or it can result in a sudden, fatal accident or illness. Nursing homes have a duty to provide adequate care and protection of their residents and you can hold the nursing home responsible for harm they have caused your loved one by their actions or inaction. Please, talk to our Las Vegas accident attorneys right away to find out how we can help.

Nursing Home Neglect

Neglect in a nursing home is a form of abuse, even though it may be unintentional. Nursing homes have a duty to maintain an adequate staff to resident ratio, implement and enforce proper policies, and utilize proper screening, hiring, and monitoring of its staff, in order to prevent neglect and abuse. The level of care that nursing home residents require can be very intense, and that is why they are there instead of at home or living with a relative. It is not too much to ask of nursing home staff to provide that care.

Nursing home negligence lawsuits cover a wide range of issues including failure to provide:

  • Adequate nutrition
  • Adequate hydration
  • Supervision
  • Protection from attacks and assaults by other residents, staff, guests, and intruders
  • Hygiene
  • Assistance with bathroom needs
  • Assistance walking or transferring to prevent falls
  • Frequent turning of immobile residents to prevent bedsores
  • Timely medical attention
  • Proper dental care
  • Medications
  • Clean bedding and clothing
  • Protection from safety hazards
  • Opportunity for socialization/stimulation
  • Opportunity for physical activity when appropriate

Nursing Home Negligence Injuries

Nursing home negligence can be deadly. Those who survive can suffer from permanent injuries, disability and diminished quality of life. Injuries and consequences resulting from nursing home negligence can include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Falls
  • Bedsores and infections
  • Illnesses
  • Cuts and burns
  • Severe sunburn
  • Medication error
  • Choking
  • Preventable or premature dementia
  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Elopement and wandering
  • Physical attacks
  • Gradual, premature decline in physical or mental health
  • Chronic pain
  • Permanent disability
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Coma
  • Death

If someone you love has been injured or died as a result of nursing home negligence, you may be able to recovery substantial compensation. The Las Vegas nursing home negligence claims attorneys of Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little have a proven track record of success in holding nursing homes accountable for the harm they cause and collecting fair compensation for loved ones of nursing home negligence victims. Please do not hesitate to call us at (702) 699-7500, or contact us online, to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more.