Choosing to live in a nursing home is generally a decision that involves the entire family. Careful preparation is made, including looking into various nursing home facilities and selecting the one that seems most appropriate and has the best care available. Too often nursing homes fail to meet the reasonable expectations of families and the residents living in the facilities. Nursing home residents are sometimes neglected and not given the care they deserve. As a result, they suffer serious nursing home injuries and unfortunately death.
The following is a list of ten common nursing home injuries suffered by Florida residents:
- Bed sores (a.k.a. pressure sores)
- Bone fractures
- Drug errors
- Cuts or lacerations
- Misdiagnosis of medical condition
- Head trauma
Many nursing home residents are very dependent on the staff. When nursing homes are understaffed or if the workers are not trained properly, the residents may be neglected or not given appropriate treatment. Even some of the more reputable facilities have had incidents of nursing home abuse or neglect.
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you can take action and may be able to hold the facilities responsible for any injuries. For more information regarding Florida nursing home abuse cases and your rights, contact an experienced Orlando nursing home abuse lawyer at the Law Offices of Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP at (863) 683-1111 for legal advice.
Our Florida nursing home abuse attorneys are dedicated to teaching nursing home operators that they cannot afford to provide substandard care or allow the abuse or neglect of their patients. We have over 185 years of combined courtroom experience and can help you with your Florida nursing home neglect case. Call us today.