With the rise in the number of nursing home abuse cases reported over the last several years, many families are taking preventative measures in seeking out appropriate care for their aging loved ones. Some conduct interviews of the management team and caregivers, and this is always a good idea. Others ask families of current or former tenants about their experiences and read online reviews to help get a good idea of how safe a particular nursing home is and whether or not there is any history of abuse.
If a loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, call the big dogs (from the small firm). Enlist the counsel of The Jaklitsch Law Group today.
Nursing Home Health And Safety Negligence Attorneys – 866-586-6079
Physical neglect and abuse are not the only things you need to watch out for when seeking to protect your elderly family members. Neglect in nursing homes can take on a number of forms, including:
- Hydration neglect
- Medical and physical health care neglect
- Mental health care neglect
- Dietary neglect and neglect of adequate sustenance
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Health and safety hazards neglect
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Health and Safety Standards Neglect
The US Department of Labor has outlined a number of standards and regulations for employers and employees in nursing home facilities due to the high number of injuries and illnesses reported each year. Some of these include:
- Blood born pathogens standards
- Influenza standards
- Standards for how to handle and dispose of needles
- Dealing with Hepatitis B
- Preventing slips trips and falls
- Handling and disposing of dangerous chemicals
- Whirlpool and shower standards
- Appropriate handling of residents with musculoskeletal disorders
- Ergonomics guidelines
- Prevention of tuberculosis infection
- Control and prevention or multidrug resistant organisms
- How to safely transport limited mobility/immobile residents
Nursing home facilities in the US are held to the highest standards of care for residents. When negligence occurs, residents can become victims of personal injury or even wrongful death.
When Negligence Has Occurred
If you believe your loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence due to owners’ and caregivers’ failure to protect residents from health and safety hazards as identified above, don’t hesitate to consult your Jaklitsch Law Group attorney today.
Contact Our Nursing Home Infections Attorneys in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis
From our offices in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis, we represent injured people throughout Prince George’s County, Ann Arundel County, southern Maryland and the Baltimore metropolitan area. Don’t hesitate to call 866-586-6079 or contact us today to schedule your free consultation to learn how we can help you. If you cannot come to us, we can arrange to meet you in Maryland or Virginia.