Nursing homes are meant to be a safe and comfortable place for elderly patients who can no longer take care of themselves. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes provide the level of care that their patients deserve. In some cases, nursing home negligence leads to serious injuries or even death. In this blog post, we will discuss four common types of nursing home negligence: neglect, abuse, malpractice, and wrongful death.
Neglect is one of the most common types of nursing home negligence. It can occur when a nursing home staff member fails to provide adequate care for a patient. This can include failing to provide basic needs such as food, water, or medical attention. Neglect can also occur when a staff member does not take steps to prevent an injury from occurring. For example, if a patient falls out of bed and is not given proper medical attention, this can be considered neglect.
Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual in nature. It can also occur when a staff member fails to provide basic needs such as food, water, or medical attention. Abuse can also occur when a staff member does not take steps to prevent an injury from occurring.
Malpractice is another type of nursing home negligence. Malpractice can be defined as any type of professional misconduct by a staff member. This can include failing to provide adequate care for a patient or committing abuse.
Wrongful death can occur when a patient dies as a result of the negligence of a staff member. For example, if a patient dies due to their healthcare needs being neglected or medication errors, this can be considered wrongful death.
If you have a loved one who is in a nursing home, it is important to be aware of the different types of negligence. If you believe that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, you should contact an experienced attorney who can help you protect their rights.Saladino & Schaaf has decades of expertise representing Kentuckians in personal injury claims, including elder abuse and neglect. If you or a loved one have been injured or abused at a nursing home, contact us online or call 270-444-0406 (Paducah Office) or 270-753-1592 (Murray Office) for a free consultation.
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