Our nursing home neglect lawyers in Michigan represent nursing home patients and their families in abuse and neglect cases. These lawsuits arise from a number of different types of neglect and abuse, including injuries that are due to “immediate jeopardy” violations.
Immediate Jeopardy Violations in Michigan Nursing Homes“Immediate Jeopardy” violations, also known as IJ’s are the most serious violations a nursing home can face. A nursing home is charged with IJ when inspectors find serious harm to a resident or the immediate threat of such harm. If IJ takes places, it usually means that injuries or death of a patient could have been avoidable.
Detroit Nursing Home Charged With IJ’sOur Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers are reporting a recent story found in the Detroit Free Press regarding a Detroit nursing home, Omni Continuing Care, recently charged with eight IJ’s in a single report. The incidents, which were reported in 2009, involved a possibly avoidable death, a sleeping nurse, and a cover –up story.
According to the state report, a diabetic man did not eat dinner or snack one night, nor given insulin or a supplement. The next morning when a lab technician went to draw his blood, the resident was “cold and stiff.” When staff went looking for the nurse in charge, they found her at her station sleeping. Omni was not only cited for failing to fire the nurse but also for not holding her accountable; for staff’s failure to follow doctor’s orders, and for falsifying records.
This was only one of the several incidents reported to have taken place at Omni Continuing Care.
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.
Finding a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect LawyerPatients who suffer from nursing home abuse or neglect do have rights. All patients who even questioned abuse or neglect at Omni Continuing Care, for example, should have contacted a Michigan nursing home neglect lawyer immediately to discuss their case.
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.