Despite these expectations, neglect and abuse occur at nursing homes every day. The best nursing homes take precautions to ensure doctors, nurses, nursing aides, and other employees are trained and supervised properly, are not overworked or under-resourced, and take decisive action when instances of negligence or abuse are discovered.
Unfortunately, a significant number of nursing homes have poor training and supervision, pass the buck, cover up their mistakes, and do a terrible disservice to their clients and their patients. They allow nursing home neglect to occur under their noses, and they fail to take responsibility for their actions (or inaction). They fail to prevent the conditions that can lead to negligence by nurses, physicians and other employees who have contact with patients.
Attorneys against Elder Neglect
At Williams Newman Williams, we represent victims of nursing home neglect in facilities throughout the country. Our attorneys recognize the signs of neglect, and we are highly experienced in nursing home litigation. If you retain our services, we will use our talents to benefit you and your family in claims of nursing home neglect.
Our legal team anticipates and disrupts nursing home defense counsel strategies and counters with effective tactics of our own in negotiation and during litigation in court.
Nursing Home Falls Are Common, But Not Always ‘Accidents’
An estimated 183* Mississippi residents die each year as a result of a fall. Of these individuals, 84 percent* were estimated to be age 65 or older.
At Williams Newman Williams, a substantial portion of the nursing home neglect claims we handle are related to falls elderly or disabled patients suffer while under the care of nursing homes and other care facilities. Lax supervision, improper training, and caregiver burnout are among the many reasons that can be cited for this epidemic among our most vulnerable citizens.
Our lawyers fight aggressively on behalf of these clients. If you know someone who fell at a nursing home due to negligence, we can help you to hold the responsible parties accountable for their misdeeds while pursuing the compensation you need to move on with your life.
For more information about our nursing home neglect attorneys in Jackson, contact us online or by calling (601) 228-6722.
Committed to Getting Fair & Full Compensation
Our Jackson nursing home neglect attorneys handle cases involving the following, and more:
- Broken bones
- Injuries from falls
- Medication errors
- Malnutrition and dehydration
Nursing homes are required to provide for their patients’ personal hygiene, dietary needs, and medical needs, as well as to keep them safe from any health and safety hazards posed by staff members or due to physical features in the facility in which they are cared for. If your loved one’s nursing home isn’t doing its job, we can investigate the situation and work with you to determine the best way to correct the situation.
Call (601) 228-6722 for a Free Consultation
You undoubtedly have questions about your legal options. We have answers. To learn more in a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer, contact us online or by calling (601) 228-6722. We are paid by contingency fee, which means you will owe us nothing unless we collect compensation for you.
The Responsibilities of Doctors & Nurses
Physicians and nurses have varying degrees of responsibility and duties of care to their patients. The nursing home’s doctor is primarily responsible for patient health, care, treatment, safety, and well-being. This includes ordering appropriate tests, accurate interpretation of lab results, timely instruction of staff, and utmost alertness to any signs of negligent treatment of residents.
Nurses are trained and authorized to take prompt action anytime there is a change in a resident’s condition. If a dangerous condition goes unreported or untreated, the results can be catastrophic, and the nurse may be held negligent.
Strong Representation for Family Members Who Have Lost Loved Ones
When doctors fail to prescribe and dispense accurate medication, fail to properly prevent and treat pressure sores, fail to properly perform a surgery, or when nurses and nurse’s aides fail to recognize signs of neglect or abuse, a patient’s health could suddenly decline and may prove to be fatal. In these cases, our attorneys can represent family members in wrongful death actions. We understand that nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we can send a message that negligent actions will not be tolerated.
Lawyers Fighting against Lack of Elderly Patient Supervision
Our lawyers understand that training and supervision issues are enormous problems that put patients’ lives in danger.
We hold nursing homes accountable for training and supervision issues, including:
- Negligent hiring
- Lack of supervision
- Inadequate training
Nursing home companies frequently fail to enforce safety procedures as strongly as is done in other areas of medical care.
Moreover, working conditions are often less than ideal. Nursing homes are often understaffed, and employees are overworked. Due to these job conditions, nursing homes often attract people who have few other options. Conversely, nursing homes are often desperate to attract what help they can get.
Background checks are often left incomplete, and applicants with questionable work or criminal histories may be permitted to work. This is, of course, not the case at all nursing homes or care facilities, but they happen enough to be a legitimate problem for the nursing home industry and its patients.
At Williams Newman Williams, our Jackson nursing home neglect lawyers are cognizant of the training and supervision issues that can lead to nursing home injuries. If your loved one has been mistreated at a nursing home, we can identify these issues and use them as a basis to pursue justice and financial compensation on your behalf. We hold negligent employees and their employers accountable for the injuries, and pain and suffering they cause to our clients.
Call (601) 228-6722 to set up your free consultation.