Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits
If you believe you have been harmed by the negligence of medical professional caring for you or a loved one at a nursing home, contact Washington Personal Injury Law to talk to a lawyer for a free consultation.
Lawsuits Around Nursing Home Negligence
Medical providers have a duty to act within the standard of care when caring for elderly patients. One way they can violate that duty is by neglecting or abusing the patient. There are many ways a medical provider could fall below the standard, including:
- Failing to provide the adequate assistance needed
- Physically abusing the patient
- Neglecting the personal hygiene or other basic needs of the patient
- Medication errors
- Failing to recognize and treat infections
- And others
It is important to recognize that not every failure at a nursing home is a result of medical malpractice. In order for there to be a potential case, you must be able to prove that the medical professional acted negligently and that the outcome would have been different if the they performed within the standard of care. This depends on the facts surrounding the medical care including the patient's condition, what should have been done, and the probable success of treatment.
Common case examples of nursing home negligence include:
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Elderly Patient Neglect
- Wrongful Death
- And many others
If you feel that a medical professional failed to properly care for you or an elderly family member, and that has caused you or your family harm, contact Washington Personal Injury Law today about your potential legal options.