The Legal Obligations Of Medical Staff To Monitor Patients
When we place parents, siblings or other loved ones in nursing homes, we expect that they will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to properly care for their patients.
While nursing homes are entrusted with the responsibility to care for sick and elderly people who are often vulnerable, they all too often place the safety of their patients at risk for the sake of profits. Due to understaffing, insufficient staff training and other cost-cutting measures, nursing home patients suffer many injuries that are the result of substandard care.
One of the most common causes of nursing home injuries is a failure on the part of nursing home staff to properly monitor their patients. Injuries suffered by patients due to a lack of proper monitoring may include:
- Bedsores and nursing homes
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Malnutrition and dehydration due to improper care
- Injuries from exposure to adverse weather conditions
If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence, contact the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We represent clients in a wide range of nursing home injury claims.
Slip-And-Fall Accidents At Nursing Homes
Nursing home patients must be carefully monitored to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nursing home patients are twice as likely to be injured in slip-and-fall accidents as are other elderly adults. Since nursing home patients often suffer from severe illness, injury or dementia, they are at a heightened risk for slip-and-fall accidents.
Experienced Nursing Home Injury Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home accident, we can help. Attorney Wade E. Byrd has been representing clients in personal injury claims for more than 40 years. Due to our experience, we know how to effectively investigate the cause of nursing home injuries.
Nursing homes and their insurance providers will take considerable measures to deny responsibility for the injuries of nursing home patients. We have access to expert witnesses and other critical resources that are crucial to the success of nursing home negligence claims.
Put Experienced Representation On Your Side
To contact a North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., call 910-779-3135 or contact us by email. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you.