Nursing Home Negligence – A Common Problem
Some nursing homes have an abundance of qualified nursing staff in their facilities. Other homes find themselves short-staffed with a disproportionate amount of elderly residents to care for. Despite a nurse’s qualifications, negligence can occur. At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our nursing negligence attorneys represent family members whose loved ones have been the victim of a nurse’s negligent acts.
Each resident of a nursing home has different and unique medical needs. The nurses assigned to them must be knowledgeable about those needs and qualified to attend to them. If the nursing home accepts Medicaid funds, every staff member must adhere to minimum standards of care, maximizing the quality of life and discouraging abuse and neglect of each resident. Whether they have too large of a workload or are being deliberately neglectful to their patients, nurses need to be held accountable if their actions or inactions cause injury or death to a resident.
At Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., our elder abuse attorneys handle nursing negligence cases with both aggression and compassion. You placed trust in the nursing home to care for your elderly family member with the same amount of respect and care you would provide. When this trust has been violated, you deserve answers. Nurses swear to uphold certain standards of care and when they fall short meeting those standards, they should be held accountable for those actions.
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Our experience and knowledge of nursing negligence in nursing homes has brought us success in handling cases and securing damages for our clients. When health care standards are not met or abuse has occurred, your family member and others are needlessly put at risk.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment regarding nurse negligence or medical malpractice with an experienced attorney.