Nursing Home Negligence: How LNC’s Can Help Protect Your Loved Ones

legal nurse consultantsThe elderly are a particularly vulnerable population, and the trust that individuals place in nursing home management and staff to care for their loved ones is something that should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, reports of elder abuse in nursing homes are not uncommon, and many investigative efforts during the last few years have reinforced the notion that this problem is more widespread than people might think.

Nursing home negligence can manifest itself in a variety of ways, and relatives of nursing home patients should be on the look out for signs of abuse and neglect. Some of these signs, such as sores, falls, and other types of physical injuries can be straightforward to identify, but other forms of abuse, such as sexual assault, malnutrition, and infections can be more difficult to catch.

Always keep an eye out for the following types of injuries and abuse when visiting or interacting with your elderly loved ones and other nursing home patients:

  • Bed sores and pressure sores
  • Sepsis
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Falls
  • Infections

LNC's Help Protect Nursing Home Patients From Abuse And Neglect

If you suspect that a nursing home patient is suffering from nursing home neglect or abuse, or are concerned about their conditions, you need a qualified professional on your side. Historically, nursing home staff and management have repeatedly failed patients when faced with accusations of abuse, and it is not uncommon for nursing homes (and the entities that represent them) to deny allegations made against them. Worse yet, they may flat out to refuse to address the issue, leaving nursing home patients at the hands of the staff that continues to abuse or neglect them.

A legal nurse consultant can provide insight into the situation via their medical expertise, and their testimony holds legal weight, as legal nurse consultants are certified subject matter experts. They can conduct investigations to determine if neglect or abuse is taking place and help dispel any claims made by nursing home staff or any other opposing party. More importantly, they can help you prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that your loved one is in fact being victimized by staff, whether intentionally or due to the poor living conditions which patients are subjected to.

At Legal Nurse Consultants USA, LLC, we understand that the continued care and well-being of your loved ones is your main priority. Call us at 877.211.7562 today to learn more about how we can help.