Unexplained Bruises and Cuts
Nursing home residents rely upon staff members to help them with the activities of daily living. Due to physical restrictions, it is often difficult for residents to move around on their own, feed themselves, use the bathroom or bathe without some level of assistance. However, many nursing homes are understaffed, and as a result, even the most caring nursing home workers have trouble attending to all of the residents who are under their care. When staff is stretched thin and cannot provide the appropriate level of care, it is more likely that accidents will happen and residents will suffer injuries.
When residents suffer life-altering or severe injuries due to nursing home negligence or abuse, families may seek justice to hold wrongdoers accountable. Nursing home lawsuits not only help victims seek compensation for the harms caused to them, they also send a message to facilities that abuse and neglect will not go unnoticed.