Nursing Home Negligence / Abuse

Instances of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse can be heart-wrenching. The victims of nursing home neglect are those in our society who are most vulnerable, both physically and mentally. They are often unable to protect themselves from hazardous or dangerous conditions in a nursing home or group home setting.

The most common problems associated with nursing homes are negligent hiring, negligent supervision, under staffing, negligent training, and negligent retention.

These conditions often lead to some of the following problems:

  • pressure sores or bedsores
  • unexplained bruises
  • falls
  • improper restraint
  • broken or fractured leg
  • broken or fractured hip
  • malnutrition
  • dehydration
  • unsanitary or dirty conditions
  • under medication
  • over medication
  • criminal abuse

Unfortunately, nursing home negligence cases are also some of the most legally challenging. Proving negligence can be difficult and expensive, and damages are often difficult to prove since most nursing home or group home patients are already suffering from varying degrees of physical and mental deficits. Some cannot communicate.

It is important to seek timely assistance from qualified injury attorneys in Memphis to determine whether you or your loved one has a viable claim for nursing home negligence, or group home negligence.