Long term care homes and nursing homes are required by law to provide a certain level of care to your loved ones. If that required standard is not being met, your loved ones can be put at risk for a variety of severe and negative outcomes. Reaching out to a personal injury lawyer can be a necessary step you can take in fighting for the justice your loved ones deserve.
What is Negligence?
Negligence involving the care of older people can be very dangerous and can lead to a host of problems such as infections, and bedsores, among others. Some signs to watch out for include:
- - Unsanitary or dangerous living conditions
- - Malnutrition
- - Dehydration
- - An unkempt appearance
- - Wearing dirty clothes
- - Withholding or limited access to medications.
If you notice any of these signs, or your loved one alerts you that they are being neglected, there are multiple different options you can pursue.
If you have concerns about the care a loved one is receiving, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help walk you through all your options and the individual process each requires. Filing a complaint to the nursing home or long term care home is a common option when neglect is suspected. Since care facilities are required to investigate all complaints, this is one option that many people choose to take. Care facilities are also required to submit a report of their investigation and findings to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Additionally, some people choose to opt for contacting the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care with their concerns or filing a complaint with the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority. All of these options can be complex and a personal injury lawyer can help you along the way, and provide much needed support and expertise throughout the process.
A lawyer who is experienced in long term care home neglect cases can also be an asset if you choose to pursue a claim against the care facility. Taking on a facility like a long term care home or nursing home can be intimidating. However, the expertise and knowledge of a personal injury lawyer can help to make the process easier and help you focus on healing.
Connecting With A Lawyer
If you have concerns about the care a loved one has been receiving in their nursing home or long term care home, connecting with a lawyer can help. An experienced personal injury lawyer can outline the specific options that are available to you and your loved one. The experienced lawyers at Beckett can help you understand the legal rights and obligations of long term care homes and what to do if your loved one is not receiving adequate care. Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, expertise, and compassion necessary to help you through your unique case and fight for justice.
Reach out to Beckett today if you're ready to take the next step. Visit our contact us form for a free case evaluation.
Published on April 27, 2022