Wandering From Nursing Home in Michigan Winter is Deadly

Our nursing home lawyers represent residents and their families for injuries suffered due to wandering from a nursing home in Michigan winter. We have significant experience in these types of cases and in-depth understanding of lawsuits involving injuries and death from wandering from nursing homes.

Wandering, also known as elopement, is when a resident experiences walking in an unsupervised and unsafe area. When a resident successfully leaves the nursing home or assisted living facility the possibility of entering into harm’s way is large, and many of times serious injury or even death can result.  In fact, winter season in Michigan is one of the most dangerous and deadly times for a resident to wander away from a nursing home or assisted living facility. This is because winter presents many unsafe and hazardous outside conditions, such as cold, wet, deadly snow, black ice, where a resident could slip and fall, and suffer serious brain injuries or a broken hip or rib, or cold temperatures, where a resident could freeze to death.

Prevention of Resident Wandering From Nursing Home in Michigan Winter

Wandering and elopement can result in serious injury, or even death.  During winter months, it is extremely important for the facility to take extra precautions to prevent wandering. When a resident has been identified to be at risk for unsafe wandering, or elopement, it is essential that the facility develop a plan of care. The plan of care should start with educating the staff on how to prevent wandering from occurring at a Michigan nursing home. Proper assessment of at risk wanderers will also result in less walk away residents.  Efforts to maintain function, promote safety, and compassionately assist residents to deal with the anxiety, need to be taken by nursing homes and assisted living facilities as well. In fact, provision of an individualized care plan that addresses the person’s physical and psychosocial needs is the effective approach to wandering.  

When a resident wanders and becomes incoherent of their surroundings, the results can be deadly.  This can all be prevented with proper supervision from the nursing home.  It the nursing home fails to provide the proper supervision needed for their residents, they are at fault for neglect. Injury or death due to unsafe wandering or elopement is a tragedy.

Legal Rights After Wandering Away From Nursing Home in Michigan Winter

With proper precautions and supervision, injuries and wandering deaths are entirely preventable. In fact, the facility should be properly staffed and set up so that the chance of a resident attempting to walk away does not happen. Nursing homes are expected to assess the risk of their residents, accommodate those risks by providing care to meet the needs of their residents and promote a healthy and safe environment.

Claims for injuries suffered when a resident wanders from a nursing home in Michigan may be brought against the nursing home or assisted living facility responsible for the supervision of that resident.  When a resident dies from wandering from nursing home, a wrongful death lawsuit can be sought.

Our No Fee Promise for Wandering From Nursing Home in Michigan Winter Case 

We will represent you in your Michigan nursing home wandering away from nursing home in Michigan winter 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 Your Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer 

If a loved one has wandered from a nursing home in Michigan winter, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced nursing home injury attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately and gather the necessary evidence to prove that the nursing home was at fault for the deadly result.  We will also get you the real answers as to what happened and how it happened. We have a top track record of successful settlements and verdicts in nursing home neglect wandering cases in Michigan winter and we can do the same for you. Call today for your free consultation and learn your legal rights!

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