U.S. Nursing Homes Becoming More Negligent
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Nursing home negligence is, unfortunately, common across the nation. A Tyler, Texas news outlet
recently reported on several nursing homes that received endless citations
for malnourished residents, negligence, and inappropriate touching. One
woman spoke of her own mother’s care stating that she catheterized
her mother because the facility would and was not qualified to do it.
One facility was cited for hiring staff that did not possess the skills
to care for the residents. These residents were not cleaned properly before
their catheters were changed which left many residents vulnerable to infections.
Another home was cited when nurses were not changing their gloves after
cleaning open wounds on several residents. The citation stated that the
nurses were not taught to wash their hands. The centers that were investigated
did not respond when asked for a comment or explanation.
Federal law states that a nursing facility must “establish and maintain
an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and
comfortable environment in which residents reside and to help prevent
the development and transmission of disease and infection.” Unfortunately,
nursing home negligence can cause serious injuries that require medical
and mental attention. Bed sores, slips and falls, malnutrition, infections
and abuse should all be addressed and taken seriously. Always contact
an experienced attorney to discuss legal options for you or your loved
one if you have been harmed in any way.
The Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, attorneys are passionate and caring for
victims of nursing home negligence. Our team finds this care unacceptable
and knows no one deserves to be treated this way. We will work diligently
to help you or your loved one seek the compensation while communicating
with you every step of the way. Please
contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation and let us help you seek justice.