The Role Of Negligence In Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Some forms of nursing home abuse are direct and intentional, but what happens when your loved one falls prey to a caregiver's lack of action? Negligence is a complex subject, but when it occurs in the real world, it carries clear-cut adverse ramifications.

The Lipton Law team works to help victims and their families because we don't believe anyone should have to suffer for choosing to rely on caregivers who ought to be looking out for their interests. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have spent years litigating on behalf of Michigan's elderly population from our Southfield offices, and we've earned a hard-fought reputation for being extremely tenacious and getting our clients what they deserve.

What Constitutes Nursing Home Negligence?

Negligence and neglect take many forms, but the one thing they all share is that they cause harm to your loved ones. A nursing home may jeopardize your relative's well-being by:

  • Not providing an appropriate diet to help manage a known health condition
  • Not vetting employees properly to prevent abusive individuals from gaining access to residents
  • Neglecting its duty to create safe premises and correct hazards, such as areas where it might be easy for someone to slip and fall
  • Failing to supervise or watch people who need help to keep from hurting themselves
  • Failing to render the correct medical treatment after an accident or delaying such treatment

Not knowing that your loved one was prone to a particular hazard isn't a valid excuse for letting him or her come to harm: It's a nursing home's business to assess risks and take steps to prevent them. It's our business to prosecute facilities that fall short of this standard, and our lawyers are willing to do everything in their power to help you pursue compensation.

Piecing Events Together To Make Cases More Successful

Litigation can be complicated, especially in nursing home abuse and neglect incidents where it might not be easy to establish a clear picture of the facts. An injury may be related to several circumstances. It's important to link the different factors together and build an accurate narrative that helps judges and juries reach the conclusion that the nursing home should be held liable for your loved one's negligent treatment.

Depend on our experience and familiarity with the law to increase your odds of achieving closure. Call Lipton Law at 248-557-1688 today, or email us at your earliest convenience to learn more.