Understaffing and Overworking
If a nursing home is understaffed or its workers are overburdened with work, this can lead to accidents. It is the responsibility of the nursing home to ensure that all residents receive the time and care they need from their trained service staff. If a resident suffers an accident because of worker distraction, exhaustion, or unavailability, the nursing home may be liable for the resultant damages.
Treatment and Medication Errors
If a nursing home resident is injured or killed because of treatment or medication errors, the nursing home may bear responsibility for the injuries or the wrongful death that results. For prescription drug errors or treatment errors, a physician, pharmacy staff member, or the caretaker who performed a procedure or administered a drug may also bear responsibility for the resultant damages.
Neglect comes in many different forms. Understaffing is a form of neglect, especially when it leads to worker absenteeism or unavailability. Other forms of neglect include:
- Failing to assist residents with feeding and personal hygiene.
- Failing to provide safe environs.
- Failing to address health issues as they arise.
- Failing to protect residents from abuse by staff members and other residents.
- Failing to provide the services needed by residents when they need them.
Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. can investigate your loved one’s nursing home accident for negligence and identify a liable party when we represent you.
Seeking Legal Assistance
If your loved one suffered an accident at a nursing home, a nursing home accident lawyer on Long Island with Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. may be able to help you pursue compensation in settlement negotiations or a lawsuit. We can investigate your case, assemble evidence, and handle all communications, paperwork, and deadlines on your behalf.
Call us today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case with a member of our team in a free, no-obligation consultation. We can assist clients in Spanish as well.