Protecting Wisconsin Nursing Home Residents
Nursing homes are meant for elderly residents who need a higher level of medical care than is provided in assisted-living facilities. Not all nursing homes are properly staffed or equipped to handle an ill, vulnerable population, however.
While nothing can undo the pain your family member has suffered, holding a nursing home accountable for negligence may prevent injuries from occurring in the future. You can trust Domnitz & Skemp, S.C., to investigate the nursing home and determine how the injury was allowed to happen. For a free consultation with our Milwaukee facility negligence attorneys, please call 414-395-5832 or contact us online.
The Nursing Home Must Take Responsibility for Its Staff
Inadequate staff and resident supervision is the reason that most nursing home neglect and abuse occurs. Understaffing, inadequate training, and negligent credentialing and hiring procedures can create an environment in which neglect causes issues such as:
Physicians, nurses and nursing home staff are obligated to behave ethically and provide competent patient care. However, if a nursing home has a poorly trained, inexperienced staff, it may be more likely to provide negligent care, commit abuse or miss signs of physical and sexual abuse by others.
Facilities may be negligent if they fail to provide proper equipment in patient rooms and proper procedures in wards with Alzheimer's patients. Poorly maintained buildings and grounds can also be dangerous for patients and can increase the risk of falls and broken hips.
Our experienced lawyers will seek compensation for injuries caused by nursing home negligence. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and related expenses. Punitive damages are also possible in some cases.
Kenosha Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 414-395-5832 today.