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NURSING HOME INJURIES

As our population gets older, more people will rely on nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to provide their health care. Like other medical professionals, nursing home staff members are expected to maintain a certain level of care to protect the people living in their facility. Sadly, abuse and nursing home injuries are not uncommon.

Nursing home injuries can occur because of failure to maintain the required level of care. This level of negligence can lead to bed sores, also known as pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers, malnutrition, falls and broken bones, and abuse. In many cases, negligence occurs as a result of inadequate training, lack of supervision, inadequate staffing, or improper hiring practices. If you or a loved one have been the victim of nursing home injuries, or have been injured by negligent conduct in a nursing home, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect can be both physical and mental. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be found in a number of areas:

  • Improper nutrition and hydration

  • Poor personal hygiene

  • Medication errors

  • Inadequate fall protection

  • Call button not in reach or not working

  • Turning orders for bed-bound residents not followed

  • Leaving a resident in soiled garments for extended periods of time

  • Physical striking of a resident

  • Inappropriate restraint of a resident

  • Verbal abuse

  • Ignoring a complaint or punishing a resident for making a complaint

  • Withholding medical care

  • Sexual assault or rape of a resident

  • Taking money or other personal property


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If either you or a loved one have been injured by negligent conduct or has been the victim of an injury in a nursing home or similar facility, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact Hovde Dassow + Deets – we have decades of experience helping people just like you obtain justice in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.

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