Unfortunately there are many loved ones that are injured or die due to carelessness or improper care while in nursing homes. It is a cold, hard truth, but one that is not easily proven. When a citizen is harmed while in the care of nursing homes, it becomes the responsibility of the family of the resident in that facility to confirm that the elderly care facility is to blame, even when the proof seems obvious.
A situation against nursing homes carelessness or medical carelessness is usually considered a medical malpractice claim. It is not a simple situation to prove; the attorney representing the affected person or patient’s close relatives must be able to confirm that the damage or loss of life was due to carelessness on the part of the elderly care facility. This means the situation must be substantiated by proof that the elderly care facility did not provide what is considered standard care to the point that it caused damage or loss of life. These types of cases are extremely complicated to confirm due to the fact that most patients in assisted living facilities are already in poor health. Family members must be able to confirm, with the help of an experienced elderly care facility damage attorney, that the main cause of the damage was due to negligent care. Though certainly possible, it can be a long, difficult battle that families and the affected person must endure, although worth the effort to stop the elderly care facility from harming others in their care. Some aspects that will need to be proven are:
- The elderly care facility deviated from standard care of an individual to the point that there was damage or death
- That the carelessness was the primary reason for the damage or death
- The individual did not receive treatment that would be normally expected and this lack of care lead to the damage or wrongful death