Nursing Home Hazards
Nursing homes were established to ensure that our loved ones can live out the best years of their lives doing what they want in conditions they feel comfortable living in. Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not provide this sort of treatment or lifestyle to their residents. Instead, many nursing home employers and employees implement practices that jeopardize the safety of residents entrusted to their care.
Your loved ones deserve to live without fear of injury. For more information on legal assistance available to victims of nursing home hazards, contact the Clarksburg nursing home injury lawyers at the Law Office of David W. Frame today at 800-352-9460.
Every day we face safety risks inside and outside our homes. Nursing home residents, however, are sometimes unable to help themselves avoid the same dangers. When residents speak out against the procedures of a nursing home facility, some find that management will not work with them and are unconcerned for the safety of the residents. Those whose voices are not heard should seek legal aid immediately.
Some unfortunately common hazards and problems that nursing home residents face include:
- Inability to communicate to family outside the home
- Unmaintained walking areas
- Insufficient/non-functioning smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
- Inaccessible alarms or insufficient number of alarms
- Restraints to devices such as wheelchairs and walkers
- Insufficient amount of employees per resident amount
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Obstructed exits
- Insecure handrails or guardrails