Many Tennesseans entrust their loved ones to the care of nursing homes every day. It is their expectation that their loved ones will be treated with respect and the dignity they deserve. Though the facility may have good intentions, oftentimes there are mistakes made by the facility in the treatment and care of their patients that leads to nursing home neglect. Your loved ones have the right to quality care.
Nursing Home Negligence
There are four categories of nursing home negligence, which include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial Abuse
Some of the common warning signs that negligence has occurred with respect to your loved one’s care are the following:
- Unexplained wounds
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Falls and breaks
- Unexplained death
Levels of care vary based on the medical facility. Many facilities are understaffed, overworked, and fatigued, which often leads to nursing home neglect. Being able to recognize the warnings signs can prevent your loved ones from experiencing further harm. Special rules apply and must be followed when contemplating a lawsuit against a nursing home in Tennessee. Failure to follow these rules can lead to the dismissal of the case.
Do You Need an Attorney for Nursing Home Neglect in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, you can file a complaint if you believe your loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence. Any unethical condition is deemed eligible, and anyone can follow a complaint. By following a complaint, you can ensure that the abuse will stop immediately. In some cases, legal action may be required. A trusted attorney can take your case to court and if the lawsuit is successful, they can negotiate financial compensation for the injuries suffered by your loved ones.
If you believe your loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence, contact Flexer Law to schedule a free consultation. We will be glad to assist you and do our best to answer your questions and seek legal redress if necessary. Nursing home neglect in Tennessee should never be tolerated for some of our most vulnerable people. Flexer Law will fight against Nursing Home Neglect.