Oregon Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
All of us value our independence in life. We sometimes, however, lose our independence and the ability to care for ourselves due to the natural processes of aging or a medical condition. Under these circumstances, most people turn to a local nursing home to care for their family member or themselves. Nursing homes care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society and we trust them to provide the care we would want should we end up there some day. Unfortunately, quality care is not always provided.
When a nursing home provides inadequate care or abuses or neglects a resident, they are responsible for the harm that results. Our nursing home neglect lawyers work to protect patient rights, increase safety in nursing homes, and help families and individuals right any wrongs that have occurred.
The most common underlying causes of nursing home neglect and/or abuse that our attorneys see are inadequate staffing, inadequate training, and inadequate medical treatment. The resulting injuries and effects from these underlying problems often alert families to the abuse or neglect. Our nursing home neglect attorneys see the following types of injuries stemming from nursing home negligence and abuse:
- Bed Injuries and Bedsores
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Wandering or Flight of a Resident
- Medication Errors
- Bed Rail Confinement and Suffocation
The first thing our Oregon malpractice lawyers do in a nursing home neglect cases is review the medical records and incident reports if any exist. After this initial screening, our lawyers send the file to a practicing medical professional to review the case to pinpoint what went wrong. Only after our nursing home attorneys are convinced that an error has been committed will the case be pursued further.
Our attorneys recommend contacting someone about your claim as soon as possible. It is important to preserve any evidence that may exist, including interviewing potential witnesses. Also keep in mind that there are time deadlines that apply in nursing home negligence cases. Failure to comply with these deadlines can cause you to lose your claim. Contact an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to learn more about what time deadlines may apply in your case.
Our nursing home neglect lawyers help families and clients across the state of Oregon. If you have questions or would like to learn more, give one of our attorneys a call at 877-928-9147. We do not charge to answer questions or consult on a case.
Call 877-928-9147 or contact us for a free consultation today!