Residents Death Caused By Neglect in Michigan Nursing Homes

Our Michigan nursing home wrongful death attorney investigate cases on behalf of the families of nursing home residents who died due to neglect or abuse at the nursing home.  When nursing homes fail to provide the best possible care for our loved ones, the consequences can be tragic.  Often family members grieving over the loss of a loved one due to neglect at a nursing home or assisted living facility, seek our legal advice.

During this tragic time many emotions are experienced by the families of a nursing home resident who died. These emotions include anger, sorrow, and feelings of betrayal from the nursing home facility that they entrusted to care for their loved one. Two things are usually sought by family members when they contact our Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys. They want justice for themselves and the victim of nursing home neglect, by seeking compensation for the loss of their loved one.  In addition, they want to prevent other families from going through the same experience by preventing another resident from an unexpected death at the nursing home.

Filing a Lawsuit For Death of Resident in Michigan Nursing Home 

Our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys file wrongful death lawsuits for family members who have lost a loved one in a nursing home. The nursing home facility and nursing home doctors will be held accountable for their negligence.  These lawsuits will pursue compensation for the tragic death of a loved one, and serve as notice to the nursing home that they need to improve their patient care or they will face other lawsuits in the future.

Lawsuits for Michigan nursing home deaths arise from a number of different types of abuse and neglect that result in wrongful death. Below are a few different types of abuse and neglect that may occur in a Michigan nursing home:

Bedsores and pressure sores causing sepsis

• Nursing home infections

• Medication mistakes and errors

• Doctor’s errors

• Dehydration and malnutrition

• Falls from beds, chairs, and toilets causing death

• Choking and asphyxiation leading to death

• Strangulation and bed rail entanglement causing death

Wandering away from the nursing home causing death to the resident (more…)

Resident Wander & Walk Away From Michigan Nursing Home

Our Michigan nursing home neglect attorneys are experts at investigating cases involving wandering and elopement cases from a nursing home or assisted living facility. “Unsafe wandering is wandering that is disruptive to other residents or places the wandering resident or other residents at risk of harm. Elopement occurs when a resident successfully leaves the nursing facility undetected and unsupervised, and enters into harm’s way.”

 Wandering can be a safe exercise for one resident, but an extremely dangerous and even deadly for another resident.  Wandering and elopement occur when a resident successfully leaves the nursing facility undetected and unsupervised and enters into harm’s way. It is the nursing homes responsibility to provide proper supervision for at-risk wandering patients.  When proper supervision is not provided by nursing homes, it can result in severe injuries and even death of a patient.  When a patient elopes or wonders from a nursing home and is injured or dies, it can give rise to a lawsuit for nursing home neglect.

Procedures Necessary for the Safety of Wandering and Elopement Patients 

Michigan nursing homes who have dementia patients must provide the barriers necessary to keep confused or agitated patients safe, while maintaining safe free movement necessary for patients without any risk factors. Statistics state that around 31% of nursing home residents with dementia wander at least once. Wandering and elopement away from the facility can lead to serious injury and even death. A well-run, safe nursing home will have a policies and procedure in place to identify patients at risk of wandering due to dementia symptoms.

Procedure should include:

  • methods for assessing risks
  • individualized treatment plans to prevent wandering
  • staff training to ensure all team members observe the best practices for safety (more…)
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