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How to Prove Nursing Home Negligence

People rely upon nursing homes and convalescent centers to care for their loved ones when they are unable to care for themselves. However, in some instances, Greenville nursing homes do not provide the proper care for elderly individuals and those needing special assistance. 

Nursing homes and their employees are held to a high standard of care. Specifically, these individuals must act in a reasonable and careful manner at all times when caring for their patients. When nursing homes fail in this regard and a patient becomes injured or ill as a result, the patient could bring a legal claim against the nursing home – and/or an at-fault employee – for neglect. 

There are several signs and symptoms that you should be on the lookout for when it comes to nursing home neglect. Those signs and symptoms include the following:

  • Sores, cuts, and abrasions on the patient’s body
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Bad smells coming from the patient’s room (usually a sign of the patient not being bathed regularly)

Speak with an Experienced Greenville Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect, Greenville attorney Bobby Jones of Bobby Jones law is ready to help. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a compassionate Greenville nursing home abuse lawyer, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online today for more information about how we can help. 

FAQ

Who Can Commit Acts of Nursing Home Negligence?

Any employee of a nursing home could commit an act of neglect against a patient, including a doctor, nurse, nursing assistant, caregiver, administrator, or dietitian.

How Do I Prove Neglect Against a Nursing Home?

In order to prove neglect in a claim or lawsuit filed against a nursing home, the claimant will usually need to prove – through expert testimony – that an employee behaved in an unreasonable manner under the circumstances. The claimant must also show that the neglect led to an injury, illness, or other complication.

What Types of Compensation Are Recoverable in Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits?

In a successful nursing home negligence claim, the claimant could recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and the costs of future medical care.

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