Nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and often lethal. There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents.
Families place a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. When checking into nursing homes make sure to do research. Just because a nursing home has a clean lobby and a nice admissions director, does not prove the nursing home provides the appropriate care needed. When procedures aren’t followed correctly, things can go wrong. A patient or resident who is abused or neglected in a Michigan nursing home may have means for a lawsuit against a Michigan nursing home.
Michigan Nursing Home Statistics
Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently came across a report done by the Detroit Free Press regarding Michigan nursing homes and abuse. As a resource to our clients, we would like to share these statistics.
- Inspectors found 31 health violations for every 100 Michigan nursing home residents in a three year period, compared to the national rate of 26.
- Over a 34-month period, Michigan nursing homes accumulated $9.9 million in federal fines, the most of any state
- Michigan nursing homes have the ninth highest rate of serious violations per capita
- Over a three year period, Michigan nursing homes were cited for serious violations – incidents that harmed residents or put them in immediate jeopardy of harm – 2.7 times for every 100 residents, compared the national rate of 1.5.
- 77% of Michigan nursing homes were citied at least once in the last three years for serious violations with 33 of those case involved residents who died.
When Can You Sue a Michigan Nursing Home for Neglect?
Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are considered medical malpractice cases. In order to sue for a nursing home neglect case in Michigan, you 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 Michigan nursing home neglect lawyer.
Is There a Time Limit To Sue a Michigan Nursing Home For Neglect?
The statute of limitations for nursing home abuse varies from state to state. There are strict limitations for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your case.
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Contact Your Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Today
Individuals who want to sue a Michigan Nursing Home should contact the Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers about your case.