Downriver Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Downriver nursing home lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities in Downriver and the Downriver area.  These lawsuits are filed against the facilities for injuries and death to the residents caused from negligent staff and/or abuse from staff and nurse care takers.  Our firm has represented nursing home residents and their families for over 50 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan nursing home injury settlements and jury verdicts for our clients and providing the best service possible.

Typically, a nursing home injury lawsuit may be filed when victims of nursing home neglect suffer from any of the following injuries listed below (neglect is not limited to just these injuries):

·Pressure sores and bed sores

·Infections (including gangrene)

·Unexplained falls resulting in broken bones

·Medication errors (more…)

Nursing Homes in Michigan Get An Overall Failing Grade

The Michigan nursing home lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent victims injured because of a nursing home or assisted living facility’s negligence. In a recent nursing home report card conducted by Families for Better Care, Michigan was unfortunately given an F. This study compiled information through federal and state law violations of the homes, inappropriate staffing levels, and ombudsman complaints to reach a consensus.  

In  a recent study “Nursing Home Report Cards,” conducted by the Families for Better Care, 98 percent of Michigan’s nursing homes were cited for one or more deficiencies.  Additionally, 1 in 2 nursing homes were cited with a severe deficiency, indicating widespread abuse, neglect and mistreatment of residents. (more…)

How to Win Your Michigan Nursing Home Lawsuit

The nursing home injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. frequently represent patients injured in a Michigan nursing home, residential care facility or hospital. Often times, victims of nursing home abuse and neglect can file claims when a facility or caretaker strayed so far from what is accepted as “standard” care and treatment that Michigan law considers them to have been “negligent.”  

Some of the most common types of abuse and neglect that arise in Michigan nursing home lawsuits include:

  • Bedsores and pressure sores causing Sepsis
  • Medication mistakes and errors
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Falls out of beds, chairs, and toilets
  • Wandering away from the facility
  • Choking and asphyxiation leading to death (more…)

Types of Negligence That Cause Nursing Home Injury & Deaths

The nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are filing lawsuits for victims injured in a Michigan nursing home and residential care facilities. At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases and have been practicing law for over 50 years. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.  

When an elderly person moves into a nursing home, the family places a tremendous amount of trust in the facility and its staff. In fact, when a patient suffers from significant injuries or is killed due to the fact that they were treated improperly or not overseen, this is considered negligence, and the patient and his or her family may have the legal right to pursue a Michigan nursing home lawsuit against the facility.

Common factors that cause nursing home injuries and death and are a result of neglect include:

  • Understaffing
  • Staff not properly trained or experienced in the field
  • Debris on the floor or wet spots caused by spills or leaks that cause a patient to slip and fall
  • Inattentive or untrained staff who do not remember or know how to check on residents
  • Inappropriate dosing of medications provided by untrained medical staff
  • Staff does not turn a patient in bed or wheelchair resulting in bedsores or pressure sores

No Supervision of Resident Results in Nursing Home Injury | Michigan Nursing Home Lawsuit

Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently file lawsuits against Michigan nursing homes and assisted living facilities for patients who suffer injury from no supervision while living at the facility. Some of the most common types of accidents and injuries that occur from the failure to provide supervision include, but not limited to, wandering and elopement from the nursing home, fall injuries resulting in fractures and brain bleeds, burn injuries due to hot water, food spills, in showers and baths, choking injuries while eating in the resident room or dining area, ingestion of hazardous materials and non-food items, sexual assaults on residents by other residents, and more. These lawsuits seek compensation for the resident and the family for the injuries suffered. They also serve to prevent such a tragedy from happening to another resident in the future.

The nursing home lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand the difficult decision a family must make to have a loved one admitted into a skilled nursing home or assisted living facility. Researching the facility is important, most likely families rely on the facility to provide staff members that would provide necessary supervision to the resident.  In fact, the staff to resident staffing ratio is often a key factor in which nursing home will be chosen for a family member.

The facility is required to provide a staffing ratio between care providers to properly supervise the residents in their rooms, bathrooms, the dining area, and other common areas. A nursing home or assisted living facility would be violating the law giving rise to a Michigan nursing home neglect lawsuit because of poor supervision that resulted in serious injury and even death. (more…)

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