When a loved one is entrusted to the care of a nursing home, it can be challenging for everyone. When the loved one becomes the victim of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, it can be devastating for the victim and their family, which is why it is important to be familiar with legal resources that can help when a loved one has been harmed.
Nursing home malpractice or negligence can occur in a variety of ways. Nursing home deaths and other harm can result from medical professional errors; a failure to diagnose; or a misdiagnosis. A delayed diagnosis or improper diagnosis can result in needless progression of the disease or illness. Erroneous treatment may worsen the victim's condition or fail to treat the disease or illness the patient is suffering from, which may result in liability for medical professionals and others.
When a medical professional has been negligent, legal resources are available to help victims and their surviving loved ones if the carelessness resulted in a death or other harm. In addition, liability may also apply when nursing home staff or others have been negligent when caring for a patient or resident. Personal injury and wrongful death legal claims can serve as a resource to help victims and their families recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered.
When a nursing home has engaged in neglect or abuse of a loved one, it is important to keep in mind that they may be responsible to compensate victims and their families for the harm suffered. As a result, victims and their families should be familiar with the legal protections and resources available to them.