Levy County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Lawyers
There are more than 3.5 million people throughout the United States that depend on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide the daily care that they need to survive. The sad reality is that many of these individuals do not receive the level of care that they need and deserve. There are thousands of nursing home and assisted living facility residents that are neglected and/or abused every day, and our Levy County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help families put an end to the suffering.
When a nursing home or assisted living facility fails to live up to its legal requirements, this can easily lead to severe personal injuries and even wrongful death. When these unfortunate events occur, the resident and/or their family may be able to file a claim for financial compensation for their personal injuries or death.
If you have a suspicion that a family member has been the victim of assisted living facility or nursing home negligence or abuse, we urge you to contact us immediately for a free legal consultation. You can call us now at 352-264-7800.Assisted Living Facility and Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
By making yourself familiar with the different types of abuse or neglect that can happen in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, you can recognize it when it happens.
Inadequate Care: When facilities fail to provide their residents with a standard level of care, this can fall under negligence.
Crimes of Violence and Sexual Assault: Any acts of violence against residents is illegal. When someone is sexually assaulted or physically abused at a nursing home or assisted living facility, the police need to be contacted and then our Levy County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help hold the facility accountable for the harm they caused.
Slip and Falls: These are probably the most common types of accidents that we regularly hear about in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While accidents can and do happen, most slip and falls at these facilities are entirely preventable. These facilities are required to provide their patients with environments that minimize any risks of slip and falls or trip and falls.
Malnutrition and Dehydration: Most residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities need help with maintaining a healthy diet. It is the facility’s duty to make sure that their staff is trained on how to provide their residents with a well-balanced diet. With that said, the body needs water to run properly, and without it, a person can suffer from dehydration in a matter of hours. All nursing home and assisted living facility staff members must provide residents with proper fluids.
Infections: The elderly have weakened immune system’s making them all the more susceptible to other diseases and illnesses. Infections among residents at nursing homes or assisted living facilities must be treated right away, or they can have deadly consequences.
Medication Errors: Whether a staff member gives a resident the wrong dosage of medication, the wrong medication, or fails to give the medication at all, the resident can become quite ill. Medications must be properly administered to avoid tragedies.
Bad Hygiene: Good hygiene is a critical part of staying in optimal health. All nursing homes and assisted living facilities should maintain a strict cleaning schedule where bedrooms and bathrooms are routinely cleaned and sanitized according to specific guidelines.
Verbal Abuse: Making threats of harm or violence should be taken very seriously and reported immediately.
Diabetes Care: Residents with diabetes require special care. While this disease is common, necessary care is needed to make sure a resident does not suffer kidney disease, kidney failure, and other illnesses.
Sepsis: This is an infection that affects the entire body, and can cause a person to go into septic shock, which has the potential to be deadly.
If a loved one or family member has had any of these conditions or symptoms while in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact our Levy County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton right away to learn how we can help you with your claim.Know the Signs of Mistreatment
There are some very common warning signs that are good indicators neglect or abuse is having in a facility. These can include:
- Dirty living quarters
- Unexplained injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Unreported illnesses
- Resident is constantly ill
- Resident is frequently hospitalized
- Resident is reluctant to speak in front of staff
- Resident is heavily medicated
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Resident is isolated
- Sudden behavioral changes
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If you notice any red flags at a nursing home or assisted living facility in Levy County, please contact our Levy County Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse Attorneys at Whittel & Melton today for a free legal consultation. You can reach us 24/7 online or by calling 352-264-7800.