From bedsores to a medication error or instances of elder abuse, nursing home patients sometimes face a variety of hardships, some of which can be life-threatening. For victims of nursing home negligence in Providence, Rhode Island, figuring out how to address the situation may seem difficult to some. However, it is imperative for people who have been neglected in a nursing home to hold those who are responsible for failing to provide a reasonable standard of care accountable.
A nursing facility in Minnesota was recently cited after a patient fell out of their wheelchair and passed away. According to a special investigator for the Minnesota Department of Health, the patient had previously fallen out of their wheelchair seven times over the course of four months before the fatal accident occurred. The investigator believes that the nursing home failed to re-evaluate the patient's risk and notice their dangerous pattern of falling.
Although the nursing home can appeal the findings of the department, a spokesperson for the facility said that there are no plans to make an appeal. Furthermore, the spokesperson said that while the nursing home followed procedures appropriately, their steps were not documented correctly. Following the implementation of preventative measures, there have been fewer falls in the nursing home in comparison to the year before.
Do You Believe Your Loved One Has Been Subjected To Nursing Home Abuse?
If you feel your loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse or neglect you need to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.