TYPES OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT

I just read an article about a Memphis Tenn. nursing home resident that received 3rd degree burns when hot coffee fell on her. Did the CNA mean to pour hot coffee on the lady? I seriously doubt it- but her carelessness, caused the resident great pain – physical and emotional, damages, and sadly, she died within a few weeks.

Most nursing home negligence cases do not stem out of intentional acts (although there have been some…) they are accidents. Preventable accidents: Medication overdoses; Solid foods given to someone with soft diet orders; blood sugar levels not being checked; formation of pressure ulcers; dehydration; falls; bed rail accidents; wheelchair accidents; someone allowed to leave the building unattended; Someone given the wrong medication or no medication… Be aware, it is nursing home “accidents” that cause the most damage!

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.