Lack of Medical Care

Peoria Nursing Home Lack of Medical Care Attorneys

How to File a Claim Against a Nursing Home for Lack of Care?

Nursing home residents are some of the most vulnerable members of society, and they rely on nursing home staff to provide them with the proper medical care. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is a common problem in many facilities across the country. When nursing home staff fail to provide adequate medical care to their residents, this can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death for elderly or disabled residents. Families who have been impacted by nursing home neglect will need to understand their options for addressing injuries caused by lack of medical care at a nursing home.

At Nursing Home Injury Center, we know how hard it can be for families to determine how to respond properly to injuries suffered by loved ones in nursing homes. Family members who have relied on a facility to provide care for their loved one may feel betrayed by a facility’s failure to meet the person’s needs, and they may also feel guilt about putting their loved one in an environment where their health and safety were at risk. We are here to help families get through these difficult situations and make sure their loved ones are receiving the proper care and treatment. By holding a negligent facility responsible for failing to provide proper medical care, we can help ensure that these problems will not happen in the future.

Reasons Why Nursing Home Residents May Not Receive the Proper Medical Care

Nursing home patients may require multiple forms of care. In addition to assistance with their daily needs, they will need to receive medical treatment to properly address any health conditions that may affect them. Unfortunately, staff members may not provide care when needed. For example, medications may not be administered at the proper times. Staff members may fail to notice symptoms of dangerous conditions such as renal failure, heart failure, or lung disease, and treatment may not be provided in time to prevent these issues from worsening and affecting a person’s overall health. Patients with conditions such as diabetes may need specific types of treatment, such as regular blood sugar testing and insulin shots, and failure to address these issues could put a person’s life at risk.

When patients do not receive the proper medical care, nursing home neglect may be to blame. This may involve issues such as:

  • Understaffed facilities – The inability to hire and employ enough staff members is a common problem in nursing homes. If a facility does not have enough staff members on hand at any given time, this can result in inadequate nursing care, missed medications and treatments, long wait times for assistance, and lack of access to medical specialists.
  • Inadequate training – Nursing homes must ensure that staff members are properly trained to recognize and address medical issues. Without sufficient training in the medical issues that may affect patients, staff members may not be able to recognize concerns that need to be addressed, administer medications correctly, or provide the level of care expected by residents and their families.
  • Failure to follow care plans – Nursing homes should have detailed plans in place that dictate how a resident’s medical needs should be addressed. If nursing home staff fail to follow the care plan for a patient, this could lead to specific issues that affect the patient going unaddressed, or necessary treatment expected by the patient may not be provided.

Helping Families Respond to Injuries Caused by Lack of Medical Care at a Nursing Home

If nursing home patients do not receive adequate medical care, they may suffer serious physical or emotional harm. At Nursing Home Injury Center, we are here to help families determine how to proceed in these situations. We can explain the options available to a family that will ensure that their loved one receives the proper medical care and treatment going forward, and we can also work to make sure a negligent nursing home will be held responsible for allowing a patient to suffer harm. To arrange a free consultation and get help with these issues, contact us at 309-524-6900.

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