Our Michigan nursing home attorneys are reporting a recent story about a Kalamazoo nursing home that is currently under fire after a federal investigation of the facilities found some major concerns, including patient abuse. The Borgess Gardens nursing home was recently added to the Special Focus Facilities list. This list contains some of the worst nursing homes in the country and is compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The nursing homes on the list have shown a history of severe issues and violations.
Nursing Home Patients Abused At Borgess Gardens In Kalamazoo
The investigation revealed that in December 2010, the staff at Borgess Gardens used unnecessary force while pulling apart a patient’s legs during a catheterization procedure that resulted in bruises and muscle and ligament injuries on the patient.
In fact, a federal inspection gave Borgess Gardens a rating of 4 (4 being the worst) in properly caring for residents who need special care, in keeping residents safe from medication errors, and in protecting residents from abuse.
Following the investigation, Borgess has changed leadership and fired three employees, one of them being a nurse.
Find A Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
Patients who suffer from nursing home abuse or neglect do have rights. Our nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases involving nursing home negligence for residents who suffer injuries and resident's family members who have lost a loved one in a Michigan health care facility such as a nursing home, hospital, adult foster care facilities, and assisted living facilities. These lawsuits are filed against the health care facility and the nursing home doctors whose negligence in their care of the resident caused injuries or death.
When Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Neglect?
Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are considered medical malpractice cases. In order to have a nursing home neglect case one must be able to prove a care provider or facility was negligent, and their negligence lead directly to your injury. The process is very complex and requires an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer.
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Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
If you or a family member suffered from nursing home neglect and abuse, specifically at the Borgess Gardens Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, Michigan you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys about your case or simply submit this contact form and one of our experienced personal injury lawyers will contact you immediately!