Nursing Home Injuries
Was a loved one neglected or injured in a nursing home or long term care facility?
We know one of the hardest things to do is placing your aging loved ones in nursing facilities. However, you do so because you believed that they will receive the proper treatment they need. At least 5,000 deaths occur each year due to nursing home injuries and negligence.
It is important to note that the nursing home population is often more fragile and less mobile than other elderly populations. However, many factors can contribute to nursing home injuries, such as:
- Overuse of medication: Medication such as sedatives, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medication have increased risk of accidents.
- Poorly kept facilities: Hazardous conditions due to unkept facilities and poor design can make mobility even more dangerous for resident.
- Neglect: Often nursing home are not properly staffed, or understaffed, leading to improper monitoring which can lead to accidents.
Contact us here or call (509) 838-9111 immediately if you or a loved one were injured and want to seek damages.