A woman removed her great-grandmother after the elderly woman complained of what was going on at night when the residents were put to bed. The woman states she had a strange feeling, that something was off about the place on the first day she visited the community. A few days later that feeling became reality. She says she watched a nurse throw the patient on the bed and push her down with her shoulders. This caused her to notify police and remove her great-grandmother from the community after only a week. The woman then took her great-grandmother to the hospital due to signs of dehydration and bruises.
When the local police investigated the claims against the assisted living community they found that two other patients have been removed from the home due to suspicion of neglect and abuse. Also after looking into medical records they found that patients were not receiving proper medication while under the care of the home. The three people who ran the community face a slew of charges including abuse and neglect.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
This is an appalling situation to hear about and should serve as a reminder how important it is to always check on and speak with loved ones in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Tragically neglect, abuse, and misadministration of medicine and medication errors are frequent and serious problems at nursing homes. Studies have shown delayed or missed treatment and the administration of the wrong dose or the wrong medication are the two most common medical mistakes made in nursing homes. These medications errors can cause considerable problems because the patients can be on a number of prescriptions and their physical health is already in a compromised condition.
When a family member or loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you need an experienced Virginia (VA) nursing home abuse attorney who can protect your loved one's rights. Proving a nursing home’s negligence can be tricky, and building a solid case of nursing home abuse takes experience and resources. Our lawyers have successfully represented many elderly residents subjected to nursing home abuse and neglect. A private consultation with one of our nursing home abuse lawyers can you give you a confidential analysis of your legal rights.
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