As mentioned previously on this blog, doctors and medical professionals must conform to a standard of care when caring for their patients, whether they visit them in the hospital or at a nursing home. When the care being provided falls below this standard, it can result in injuries or abuse and, when that happens, it might be possible to hold them accountable for their negligence.
Nursing home abuse is especially grievous because we often place elders with cognitive disorders or other ailments that prevent them from taking care of themselves in a nursing home and they end up being taken advantage of on a regular basis. An act as simple as leaving an elderly patient in the dark during mealtime can lead to abuse in a nursing home, because it could result in injuries.
Demonstrating negligence and getting the proof to prove it is often difficult-the medical community shuts itself in and nursing home management sanctions inquiries by limiting visits or punishing the residents. But this should not deter Louisiana residents from pursuing medical malpractice claims against negligent parties. There are ways to get the necessary evidence and experienced counsel can help gather it in a timely manner to pursue a medical malpractice claim.
Our law firm has extensive experience in fighting for our client’s rights and getting them the compensation they deserve. We start off by determining whether a case really does exist, so we do not waste our client’s time or money, and when we conclude it does, we work diligently to help them. For more on medical malpractice, visit our page.