Nursing Home Litigation
Nursing homes have complete control of our loved ones, who cannot care for themselves fully. The nurses and doctors at these facilities help them rise, go to the bathroom, eat, and move throughout the facility. Because of this, nursing homes have an enormous responsibility to ensure the safety of their patients.
Also, as medical professionals, they are responsible for making sure that the patients in their care received appropriate medical treatment, including trips to the emergency room, antibiotics, and sufficient intake of fluids.
Unfortunately, nursing home regulations are not always followed to the letter: shortcuts are taken, steps are skipped. As a result, patient care can suffer. In most instances, this does not develop into a major concern. However, occasionally, there are serious and sometimes even life-threatening results.
We have handled a number of nursing home cases involving abuse, substandard care and the failure to follow proper protocols. If you or a family member has been injured in a nursing home and you believe that the staff or doctors are responsible, please call us and we can discuss the case and your available options.
Physicians and other healthcare provider must comply with the appropriate standard of care when treating their patients. “Standard of Care” means the proper way to deal with a medical condition or set of symptoms.
Medical malpractice or medical negligence occurs when a doctor, nurse or other specialist deviates from the standards established by the medical community. If the appropriate level of care was not provided and a patient suffers injury or death, the healthcare provider may be held responsible.
Our firm represents individuals and families who are victims of medical malpractice. We investigate and research your claim to determine whether you have a medical malpractice case. We consult with some of the best medical experts in the world to determine the cause and impact of a provider’s negligent care.
We have handled cases involving:
- Birth injuries and pregnancy difficulties
- Brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Emergency room treatment
- Medication errors, prescription errors, and pharmacy errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Nursing mistakes
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical errors
- Dialysis related injuries or death
- Hospital malpractice
- Nursing home malpractice
If you or a family member has been injured, and you believe that is the result of medical negligence, call us and we can provide you with our thoughts about your case.