Identifying nursing home neglect and abuse

Beasley Allen attorney Kendall Dunson is guest host for this week’s episode of the Beasley Allen Report, sitting in for regular host Gibson Vance. He welcomes his law partner at the firm, Ben Locklar, to discuss claims of suspected nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing homes are given the responsibility of caring for precious family in their golden years. However, if seniors are neglected or, worse, abused at the hands of their supposed caregivers, serious injury or even death may be the result. Ben shares information about what families can do to choose a qualified nursing care facility, and what to do if they suspect neglect or abuse. Ben has been a lawyer for 24 years, and currently practices in the firm’s Personal Injury and Products Liability section. Nursing home neglect can range from allowing a patient to become dehydrated, to providing the wrong or improper medication, or not properly protecting a patient from a fall or other physical injury. Ben says it’s important to find the underlying cause when a patient is injured or seems to be declining in an alarming way. Ben says a nursing home must be upholding a proper “standard of care” according to state laws that govern these types of facilities. This means providing the appropriate nursing care under a particular situation. These rules apply to a variety of facilities that may have different names – such as nursing home, assisted living facility or rehabilitation facility – but all of which provide long-term care for patients.


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