Elder Care Neglect and Abuse Lawyer
Common forms of preventable neglect injuries include:
- Pressure Injuries / Sores / Decubitus Ulcers
- Fall injury / Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Dehydration / Malnutrition
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Wandering & Elopement
- Infectious Diseases (MRSA, C-Diff)
- Burn Injuries
- Choking & Asphyxiation
- Breathing Tube / Tracheotomy Tube Care
- Urinary Infections & Sepsis
- Patient Lift Injuries and Other Improper Use of Medical Equipment
- Wrongful Death
Many Neglect Injuries Due to Inadequate Number of Staff
Many types of injury cases stem from a preventable mistake, such as a medication error, or improper assistance when transferring resulting in falls and fractures. Other types of cases are due to a general lack of oversight and supervision such as failure to track and monitor pressure ulcers and wounds, wandering and elopement of residents and failure to respond to changes in condition. The best way to eliminate elder abuse and neglect is with a well-trained staff using consistent policies and procedures. Residents should receive the best care practicable and in accordance with their doctor order care plan.
Many of the cares for residents are time consuming, such as grooming and hygiene, dressing, eating, toileting, and more not counting medical cares and treatment. The facility is required by state and federal law to have adequate numbers of staff to proper the for the needs of each resident according to their care plan.
We Have Handled Hundreds of Elder Abuse and Neglect Claims
Kenneth LaBore has handled hundreds of cases against elder care providers and facilities and can advise you of your options on how to protect the resident and/or hold the facility accountable.
If you have concerns about elder abuse or neglect injuries contact us for a free consultation with no commitment to retain any legal service. A fee is only charged contingent on a recovery from the wrongdoer, call at 612-743-9048 or 1-888-452-6589 or by email at: KLaBore@MNNursinghomeneglect.com.