Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing homes are in the business of caring for those who are unable to care for themselves. To many, the quality of care in nursing homes is poor at best. Because of the helplessness of the victims, nursing home neglect is frequent, resulting in a loss of dignity, self-respect and quality of life for our loved ones. Types of nursing home neglect include:
- Basic needs neglect – failing to provide reasonable food, water, and a safe and clean environment,
- Medical neglect – failing to provide adequate attention, prevention, and medication for concerns such as bed sores, infections, cuts, diabetes, cognitive diseases, and mobility concerns.
The failure to provide basic needs and medical care can result in serious diseases, infections, injuries, and death. Common indications of neglect include sickness, bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, injury from restraints, evidence of abuse and assault, falls, fractures, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose.
If you or someone you know is being neglected by a nursing home, please contact the Folger Law Firm for a free consultation. The lawyers at the Phoenix based Folger Law Firm accept nursing home neglect cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients do not pay us anything unless we win the case.