• Nursing home injuries are costly mistakes to patients

    Posted on June 16th, 2009 admin No comments

    The process of choosing a nursing home to care for your loved one is a daunting task. A nursing home can be inspected for cleanliness, staff interaction and physical features of the nursing home. People often wonder about the things they don’t see when choosing a nursing home. How will their loved one be spoken to, how often will they be checked on? How quickly will medical concerns be addressed? Sadly, your loved one can only answer those questions once they are in the nursing home.

    Nursing home injuries can be avoided with quality care and a responsible staff. Staffing negligence can cause a myriad of problems resulting in nursing home injuries. Sometimes even the omission of a simple question can mean the difference between avoiding a medical problem and having to treat a new medical problem. Unfortunately, dehydration is a problem in nursing homes. If the staff is not properly monitoring a patient’s fluid in take, dehydration can set in and adversely effect other medical conditions. Dehydration can mask other medical problems and hinder treatment. If you suspect this basic care requirement is not being met and is causing medical problems for your loved one, contact an attorney at Linton & Hirshman.

    Linton & Hirshman Attorneys at Law will gather information from the nursing home to effectively determine the negligent party in a nursing home injury case. Injuries such as prescription drug errors, bed soars, falls, dehydration, the failure to diagnose and treat c-diff and malnutrition are all preventable injuries. We will obtain all pertinent medical records, interview staff and personnel, and use all available resources to support your case. Our goal is to obtain proper and appropriate care of your loved one and ensure they are not suffering due to someone else’s negligence. Nursing home injuries can be avoided.

    At Linton & Hirshman, our attorneys Ellen Hobbs Hirshman, Robert F. Linton, Jr., and Tobias J. Hirshman are committed to helping victims and families of nursing home injury, abuse, and neglect. The welfare of your loved one is our top priority. You and your family have an advocate in Linton & Hirshman who will be compassionate and caring.

    If someone you love has suffered from a nursing home injury, abuse or neglect, the attorneys at Linton & Hirshman can help you assert your rights against any negligent care facility or employee. The law offices of Linton & Hirshman Attorneys at Law are located in the warehouse district of Cleveland, Ohio. Contact us today for a free consultation. Nursing home, hospital or home appointments are available.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/nursing.htm

    National Center on Elder Abuse http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/index.aspx

    The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform http://www.nccnhr.org/public/50_541_1952.cfm

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