When contemplating the future care for your aging loved ones, you seek to find a place that you can trust to provide adequate care and attention. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse or negligence is a common occurrence that could very well happen to your own loved ones. There are several instances where you could be eligible to sue the nursing home for abuse or neglect, and it is important to be aware of these situations to increase your chances for justice and possible compensation. Here, the nursing home lawyers at the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell discuss when you can be eligible to sue for nursing home abuse or negligence and how it could lead to potential financial compensation.  

What Is Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence?

Nursing home abuse or negligence is when a nursing home facility or care provider fails to provide or incorrectly provides care to a patient.. If this negligence or abuse causes true harm to the patient, a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit could be filed. Regardless of whether the acts are accidental or incidental, the nursing home facility could be held legally responsible in either case.

Situations That Can Lead to a Civil Lawsuit

There are various instances where a nursing home facility could be held liable for injuries or harm caused to their patients, with many leading to a civil lawsuit. These incidents could be based on the conduct of an employee or even an ongoing policy that is practiced at the facility. Some examples of situations which can lead to a lawsuit against the facility include the following: failure to keep the premise safe and free from potential hazards or dangers, negligent hiring or an employee who ends up causing harm to a patient, negligent supervision of patients, the failure to maintain health or safety standards, the failure to provide proper medical treatment, or simply the neglect of a resident of the facility. All of these situations could lead to possible injury, harm, or other health problems to nursing home patients and therefore, could also lead to potential lawsuits. 

How to File For Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence

If a nursing home facility fails to comply with regulations on the standard of care, causing harm or injury to a patient, they could face possible liability in a lawsuit. There are several ways to go about suing a nursing home for negligence or malpractice. Regardless of the harm or injury incurred, you should begin the process as soon as possible. The first step is to file a complaint against the facility, stating how the victim was hurt, the name of those involved, and other relevant facts to the incident. It is then extremely crucial to seek out the assistance of a nursing home negligence attorney. They can provide you with the proper guidance on how to proceed in your cause and help you receive the compensation and justice that you and your loved one deserve. 

Seek Assistance and Guidance from a Trusted Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

If your loved one has experienced injury or harm due to nursing home abuse or negligence, do not hesitate to consult with a qualified nursing home negligence attorney. At the Law Office of Peter T. McDowell, you can find comfort and ease knowing that your case will be handled with care by an experienced and trustworthy attorney. Peter T. McDowell has the expertise and experience to assist you on your journey to justice and compensation. To learn more about nursing home abuse or negligence, how you can receive compensation, or to speak with a trusted attorney, contact us today