As our loved ones age, it can become difficult for them to care for themselves. Many families turn to nursing homes to provide their elderly family members with the care and support they need. Unfortunately, many nursing homes don’t provide the level of care and attention that their residents deserve. In some cases, nursing home staff may even abuse or neglect their patients, causing serious injuries and harm.
One common form of nursing home abuse and neglect is when staff members drop a patient. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including lack of proper training, inadequate staffing levels, or even intentional abuse. When a patient is dropped, they can suffer serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, and even death.
If you suspect that your loved one has been dropped by nursing home staff, it’s important to take immediate action. Here are some steps you can take:
-Get medical attention for your loved one: If your loved one has been dropped, they may be seriously injured and require immediate medical attention. Make sure they receive the necessary care as soon as possible.
-Report the incident: You should report the incident to the nursing home administration and document the incident in writing. Make sure to keep a copy of any written reports or communications.
-Contact an attorney: Nursing home abuse and neglect cases can be complex and emotional. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of holding the nursing home accountable for their actions.
-Consider moving your loved one: If you believe that your loved one is not safe in their current nursing home, it may be time to consider moving them to a different facility. While that is not always possible, discuss alternatives with a qualified lawyer and, if possible, the staff at the facility.
At Dixon Law Office, we understand the devastating impact that nursing home abuse and neglect can have on families. We are dedicated to helping victims and their families get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has been dropped by nursing home staff or has suffered any other type of abuse or neglect, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.