When a loved one is hurt, either emotionally or physically, in the care of someone else, we tend to want to make the wrong right. For those who have a loved one in a nursing home and employee negligence is at fault for either medical malpractice or emotional problem, legal action is a common path people tend to pursue.
If you suspect employee negligence as the cause for your loved ones injuries or illnesses, a lawyer can help you file a suit. Employee negligence federal acts protect patients against:
1. Employees who fail to give what is deemed quality care and services
2. Employees who do not treat patients with respect and consideration for their feelings. This includes patient’s privacy.
3. Employees who mentally and or physically abuse them. This includes punishments, seclusions and or restraints.
The nursing home bill of rights helps patients maintain their rights and gives them a voice when otherwise, they would be voiceless. By keeping a watchful eye, you can spot the tell-tale signs of employee negligence in your loved ones nursing home. If you notice:
- Unexplained fear of caregivers
- Broken bones
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Unclean living conditions
- Unexplained medicated hazes
These are all factors to be considered if you want to file a suit against the nursing home. Be sure that you accurately document any and all evidence of negligence or abuse and contact an attorney who has experience in employee negligence cases, especially those that involve nursing homes.
Please contact the website of the law offices of personal injury attorneys Robbins& Associates, P.C.in Atlanta; we have over 30 years experience dealings with cases, including those related to nursing home misconduct.