Neglect & Abuse In Ann Arbor Nursing Homes

Our Ann Arbor nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers represent residents of nursing homes that have sustained physical injuries due to being mistreated. According to the Harvard Medical Practice Study done in 1999, over half of all injuries caused by medical mismanagement were preventable. In addition, another quarter of those incidents were caused by negligence. Victims of nursing home neglect and their family members do have legal rights to sue a nursing home facility in the event that negligent care caused an injury or death.

Nursing home abuse and neglect describe a situation in which a nursing home care provider or failed to treat a patient at a reasonable standard expected from a care provider under those conditions. In addition, that improper care must have caused some injury to the patient, which then must have caused some damages to the patient, as well.

Nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence can occur in a number of types of situations. These include:

  • Failure to turn or move immobile patients
  • Failure to bathe patients
  • Failure to supervise patients in baths and showers
  • Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/dehydration
  • Verbal abuse of residents
  • Failure to supervise patients
  • Reduced staff-patient ratios

Some results of the above scenarios include:

  • Pressure Sores
  • Bed Sores
  • Infections
  • Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones
  • Medication errors
  • Fractures
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Residents wandering away from the facility

Every state has variations on the law, but Michigan has very specific laws and rules on suing a nursing home for neglect or abuse. The failure to follow these exact rules can prevent a claim from being filed or can result in a lawsuit being dismissed. Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are considered medical malpractice cases. In order to have a nursing home neglect case one must be able to prove a care provider or facility was negligent, and their negligence lead directly to your injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.

If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact a lawyer immediately to learn your rights before it is too late. The experienced lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under our NO FEE promise and handle these types of cases all the time. Call our office today at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation with one of our top-rated Buckfire lawyers about your case.

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