Many people may have had to make difficult decisions regarding the status of our elderly loved ones. Family members may consider a nursing home as an option for sick family members. Our Michigan nursing home lawyers would like to remind everyone, when choosing a nursing home for your loved one, make sure you research the facility thoroughly before making any decisions. In fact, a recent study done by the University of California San Francisco reveals that not all nursing homes are created equal.
Quality of Care & Staffing For Profit Nursing Homes vs. Non-Profit Nursing Homes
The study compares the quality of care and staffing of for-profit nursing homes with that of non-profit nursing homes. The findings reveal that between 2003 and 2008:
· Both the percent of registered nurses and the total numbers of nursing staffs were about 30% less than those of non-profit nursing homes
· The private homes had 36% more deficiencies than that of the non-profit nursing homes
· For profit nursing homes had 41% more serious violations
What Risks Does A Poor Quality Nursing Home Pose To A Resident of a Michigan Nursing Home?
If the quality of care and staff is poor at a Michigan nursing home, serious problems for the resident can arise. They include:
· Failure to prevent bed sores
· Resident weight loss
· Resident mistreatment
· Poor sanitary conditions
· Other serious problems that pose a threat to residents
Legal Rights After Michigan Nursing Home Neglect
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers represent individuals who suffer injuries due to negligence in a nursing home. Many of times, the injury is caused by the negligent care of the nurse or caregiver, not enough supervision, or environmental hazards such as incorrect bed height. If the resident is injured due to those circumstances or any other negligent act from a nurse or caregiver in a Michigan nursing home, it can give rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home neglect case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You will have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
The person, or most typically a concerned family member, should contact our office immediately after a negligent injury in a nursing home to investigate the cause of the accident. These injuries are often not well-documented and it is necessary to do a full investigation, especially because the person does not always have the ability to remember or describe the incident. An injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries if the injuries took place in a nursing home and the nursing home failed to take proper preventative measures.
Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan personal injury lawyers about your case and one of our lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence necessary to prove and win your case.