Expert Virginia Nursing Home Injury Attorneys
One of the most common causes of injuries in the elderly population is neglect and abuse in nursing homes. The elderly population is often dependent on a nursing home for basic needs, comfort and safety. There are federal and state standards that are intended to safeguard nursing home residents against injuries. These standards are supposed to be followed by nursing homes but unfortunately, injuries often result due to a failure of a nursing home to meet these standards. Frequent injuries caused by neglect in a nursing home include pressure sores, which are caused by prolonged pressure against the skin that limits blood flow to the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure sores can lead to multiple complications including infection and death. Falls are also a leading cause of injuries in a nursing home. The elderly are especially susceptible to falls due to multiple factors and nursing homes must take sufficient steps and have a plan in place to prevent and minimize falls.
If you feel that a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, please contact Emroch & Kilduff.