Cigarette Burns and Nursing Home Neglect
Our Michigan nursing home injury lawyers represent families and residents who suffer severe cigarette burn injuries at a nursing home due to neglect or abuse. Many times, these injuries are the result of the carelessness of the nursing home staff or another resident. These injuries are preventable and the negligent party should be held accountable. Smoking-related injuries, such as cigarette burns in a Michigan nursing home or assisted living facilities remain a consistent threat to the safety of both smokers and non-smokers at these facilities.
Cigarette Burn Injuries to Resident at a Michigan Nursing Home
Every year, hundreds of nursing home residents and staff endure serious cigarette burn injuries due to mishaps with smoking materials, and fires started by smoker’s carelessness. Often, fires are started by residents who are smoking, but are not being supervised by staff. Reports show many cases of fires started by resident smoking in their room when an oxygen tank is present. This is not only endangering the resident, but all who reside and work at that facility.
Assisted living facilities and nursing homes must balance a fine line between giving patients freedom to smoke and protecting the individual from harming themselves and others. Frequently, it is the nursing home that is providing inadequate supervision for their smoking residents. Even at facilities where smoking policies seem relatively strict, policies tend to be poorly enforced.
Prevent Cigarette Burns at Michigan Nursing Homes
Michigan nursing home care facilities should be conscious of their residents who smoke and have clearly written policies to protect resident and staff. These policies should include, but not be limited to the following:
- Providing smoking areas for patients
- Making ashtray and smoking aprons freely available
- Keeping all smoking materials away from resident’s rooms
- Ensuring that all oxygen canisters and other flammable materials are removed while smoking
Our No Fee Promise for Michigan Nursing Home Neglect Cigarette Burn Injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home cigarette burns 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 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 Cigarette Burn Injury Attorney
If you suspect that nursing home negligence caused your loved one to suffer cigarette burns, you should contact the Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately! Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case. We will start your cigarette burn injury case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.