Many nursing homes are safe well run places, where our elderly family members can rest comfortably. Sadly however, there are other nursing homes that take advantage of these helpless patients and do not care for their most basic needs. In a horrific case of nursing home negligence a nursing home patient was rushed to an emergency room after family members found him running a high fever.
Once there, hospital workers discovered five open wounds to different parts of his body and a bruised stomach. He also had severe dry skin that was literally flaking off his body….but that wasn't all they found. The patient had previously had his foot and leg amputated. The hospital staff found maggots inside the wound. Ambulance service employees also said they had found the man in feces.
If it turns out your loved one is being abused or neglected, contact an experienced Virginia elder neglect lawyer. A claim can be pursued in order to obtain damages and to ensure that the negligent and illegal practices at the facility are ceased. Documenting improper care at the nursing home is critical when bringing a claim. Nursing homes that accept federal money are subject to rules and regulations are by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and are enforced by the state in which the facility is located.