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 & Kurth, 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.