People go through great lengths to screen, interview and select a nursing home, assisted living or long term care facility that will provide quality care for their elderly or recuperating family member or loved one. We expect the chosen facility to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment for our dearest. An environment we can be proud of when we visit our mother, father, grandparent or whomever. What we don't expect is to receive a surprising call informing us that our family member or loved one has unexpectedly passed away. Upon further inquiry, information and belief, it is discovered that our loved one may have prematurely passed away due to an act of negligence or abuse on behalf of the nursing home.
According to U.S. statistics, approximately 15,000 victims fall prey to nursing home abuse and negligence resulting in wrongful death every year. Many nursing homes, assisted living or long term care facilities unknowingly set themselves up by their own reckless and careless decision making.
Common causes of wrongful death in a nursing home or other elderly facility includes:
- Equipment Malfunction;
- Falls and Fractures;
- Infected Bedsores;
- Infectious Diseases;
- Medical Device Malfunction;
- Medical Malpractice;
- Neglect and Abandonment;
- Nursing Home Malpractice;
- Physical Abuse;
- Prescription Drug Error;
- Repeated Abuse
- Standard of Care Violation;
- Strangulation Due to Unnecessary Restraining;
- Suicide Due to Repeated Abuse and Neglect;
- Unsupervised Elopement and Wandering;
The most common contributors to causes of nursing home negligence include:
- Failure to hire sufficient staff to care for its resident patients;
- Failure to train staff and employees in the proper care of its resident patients;
- Failure to adequately provide resources in order to provide basic standard of care services for its resident patients;
- Failure to properly monitor and supervise resident patients, staff and employees.
You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].