Nursing Home Neglect
When a family makes the tough decision to place a loved-one in a nursing home, that family must place its trust in the nursing home. Although it is frequently a difficult decision, families deserve to take comfort in believing the promises of the nursing homes to take care of their residents. All too often, nursing homes abuse this trust and don’t keep their promises to take care of a person’s family member.
Nursing home abuse can show up in many different ways. Frequently, nursing homes fail to provide their residents even basic services– from hygiene care to proper diets. What begins as minor lapses often worsens to include a failure to properly turn and reposition bed-bound patients, which in turn, causes bed sores and ulcers to erupt. Other times, the nursing home fails to prevent a patient from falling and seriously injuring themselves. A nursing home sometimes fails to tailor an individual care plan to the individual resident to keep her safe from falls and other harms.
The Oklahoma legislature passed strict laws to regulate the nursing home industry, which include a Resident’s Bill or Rights. However, nursing homes frequently disregard these laws and regulations.
Lloyd & Lloyd has years of experience helping victims and their families to recover damages for nursing home abuse and neglect. In fact, Lloyd & Lloyd took one of its nursing home cases to the Oklahoma Supreme Court and won a vital victory for nursing home residents. Recently, many nursing homes have dropped insurance coverage in an attempt to increase profits. Lloyd & Lloyd’s case established that the shareholders of nursing homes – who many times have made millions of dollars in the nursing home business – can be held personally liable when they decide to drop insurance coverage for the nursing home residents.