Nursing Home Staff Failure

Lawyers for Victims of Nursing Home Staff Failure

Some employees in nursing homes make mistakes that can cause injuries to their residents. Such employees must be held personally responsible for the results of their mistakes. For many years, the lawyers at Patel Law, P.C. have been helping Champaign residents get the compensation they deserve for injuries or losses suffered as a result of failures on the part of nursing home employees. If you have a relative who has suffered psychological, emotional, or physical injuries resulting from the negligence of the nursing home staff, you can contact us for help. We can help you and your loved ones pursue justice.

Example of Failures on the Part of Nursing Home Staff

Residents in nursing homes rely 100% on their caregivers to provide their basic needs, including medication, food, and comfort. Among the many services offered in nursing homes, these are the most fundamental. However, because of intentional abuse or negligence, some nursing home employees fail to perform their duties. By failing to perform their duties, vulnerable residents may not receive proper medication or adequate nutrition. If your relative is a victim of nursing home staff failure, you can seek legal redress with the help of Patel Law, P.C. We will ensure your loved one gets compensation for the losses and injuries resulting from staff negligence.

 

Nursing Home Staff Failure: Inadequate Hydration and Nutrition

With research showing that as high as 85% of all nursing home residents suffer from either dehydration or malnutrition, it is clear that most nursing home employees never perform their duties as expected. For older residents, dehydration and malnutrition are extremely dangerous because it puts them at a higher risk of conditions such as infections, bedsores, and depression.

Dehydration and malnutrition can also cause:

  • Complications resulting from diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Compromised or weakened immune system
  • Scurvy
  • Obesity
  • Incontinence
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Beriberi
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

For nursing home residents, further health complications can result from these conditions. In most cases, they can ultimately be fatal. For this reason, nursing home employees need to receive adequate training so they can take care of their patients well, ensuring they are kept hydrated and well-fed. Nursing home supervisors should also carry out regular checks to ensure no resident is suffering from abandonment. If your elderly loved one has suffered as a result of staff failure, you should seek both medical and legal help right away.

Nursing Home Staff Failure: Medication Mistakes

Medication failures are among the most fatal of all nursing home staff failures in Champaign. These mistakes can lead to medical complications that can not be reversed. Some medical mistakes lead to death. Nursing home staff must be trained to handle all medications professionally. These nursing home staff should:

  • Keep track of all medications administered to the residents and ensure all required medications are available.
  • Ensure the residents receive all the prescribed medications.
  • Avoid drugs that can cause dangerous reactions, especially OTC medications and those taken between prescriptions.
  • Strictly follow the doctor’s instructions on medications, especially on whether they should be taken with liquid or food.
  • Know how and when medications are to be administered.
  • Countercheck to ensure they are providing the right drugs in the right dosages.

Unfortunately, some nursing home employees are either unwilling or unable to properly administer medication. Some of them withhold medications from the residents as a form of abuse or punishment. Some also underdose or overdose patients to sedate them unnecessarily. Some nursing home employees will identify dangerous side effects occurring as a result of medication, but fail to act in time. Nursing homes also see cases of accidental underdose, overdose, or the confusion of different drugs. No matter the case, if your loved one has suffered as a result of nursing home staff failures, take legal action now to pursue the compensation you deserve for your losses.

Patel Law, P.C. Can Help

Victims of staff failures in nursing facilities often suffer from grave injuries and illnesses. Some also die as a result, for example, if the failure involved the maintenance of a resident’s life-support system. At Patel Law, P.C., we know it is immensely painful to lose an elderly loved one, especially if the death resulted from carelessness on the part of the nursing home staff. We will take your legal matter personally. We will do everything we can to help you and your loved one pursue justice and compensation.

Call or Contact Our Office Now

If you suspect or you have witnessed nursing home employees making mistakes that can result in injury or death, do not wait to act. Call or contact us as soon as possible. Our Patel Law, P.C. attorneys are experienced in fighting against nursing home staff failure, and we will act fast to protect your rights.