Nursing Homes provide a necessary service to patients of all ages, physical and emotional conditions. A patient may be assigned to a nursing home on a short term basis (perhaps, to allow recovery following a surgical procedure), or on an intermediate, long-term or permanent basis (due to failing physical health, emotional instability, or the complications of old age).
Regardless of the reason for the admission or the length of stay, all nursing home patients are entitled to be treated in an appropriate fashion, consistent with the acceptable standard of care. The acceptable standard of care includes such basis areas as providing appropriate personal hygiene; providing appropriate medical attention; protecting the patient from safety hazards, and from dangers created by the patient himself; protecting against pressure sores or decubitus ulcers.
At the same time, the personnel at the nursing home are obligated to treat the patients in accordance with the acceptable standard of care for patients in a similar condition. Their failure could result in abuse by employees against the patient; by patients against other patients; providing inappropriate physical restraint; subjecting the patient to ridicule, verbal abuse or even sexual abuse; providing inappropriate physical movement and treatment of the patient.
If you or your relative have suffered any of the following conditions:
Malnutrition or Dehydration
Neglect (bed sores or ulcers)
Not indicated restraining orders
Evidence of physical restraint
Unexplained bruises or fractures
Please allow Dr. Borten and our Boston area medical malpractice attorneys at Gorovitz & Borten to review your medical records to determine whether you or your relative have been a victim of any form of nursing home neglect or medical malpractice.
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