When a family makes the choice to put someone they love in a nursing home, it is likely because they are no longer able to help that person meet certain needs. This may include medical care, supervision and other types of support. Usually, a family will do extensive research to ensure they are making the right choice for their loved one.
It is devastating to learn that a nursing home did not live up to the standards you expected. Nursing home abuse often comes in the form of neglect, and this can cause innocent patients to suffer physical and emotional harm. If you suspect your loved one experienced some type of mistreatment at a nursing home, you do not have to figure out what to do alone. Your family could have grounds to move forward with a civil claim.
Types of negligence in nursing homes
It’s not easy to figure out exactly what happened to your loved one. He or she may be reluctant to speak out, or there may be confusion about what actually occurred. Nursing homes are responsible for providing quality care and supervision to all residents, and they may be liable for harm suffered by a resident due to the following types of negligence:
- Negligent hiring practices and proper training of employees
- Negligent care of the facilities and areas where patients have access
- Negligent supervision of residents and failure to provide medical care
- Negligent selection of proper equipment used in the nursing home
You may be wondering how you can ever prove that something bad happened to your loved one and how you move forward with the process of holding liable parties accountable. This is why it is important to have an in-depth investigation by a party who knows the law and understands how to determine exactly what happened.
Justice for a loved one
You can take action on behalf of a loved one who suffered harm at a nursing home. Starting with an assessment of your case, you can address your concerns and fight for justice on his or her behalf. Any type of abuse or neglect is unacceptable, and it is possible to hold liable parties accountable.
A civil claim cannot undo the damage caused by negligent care in an Alabama nursing home, but it can allow your family to fight for recovery and damages. This will allow you to get the type of care and support your loved one needs and deserves.