What is Nursing Home Neglect?

neglect, or nursing home negligence, most commonly occurs when a resident does not receive proper medical, physical, or emotional attention. As a result,neglect can pose serious risk of harm to victims. In certain cases, neglect may escalate to physical or emotional abuse.

A recent example of a Nursing Home Neglect is In the latest case, a staffer at a Minneapolis nursing home did not administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after being called to the resident’s room by employees who saw the man, who could not talk, “blink and take a last deep breath,” according to the report released Tuesday detailing the death at Benedictine Health Center on the southern edge of downtown.

It was the second investigation made public this month where a nursing home worker allowed a resident to die without trying resuscitation. An employee at a Waconia nursing home was tired “and not thinking clearly” after being called to the room of a female patient who was unresponsive on a toilet. The employee at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Waconia failed to call 911 or administer CPR and the woman died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health report released Feb. 6

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After Hospitalization, it is becoming increasingly common to be transferred to one of New York’s Nursing or Rehabilitation facilities.  There are special laws that protect residents of these homes and many times they are not followed!

We represent individuals who have had bed sores, fallen and required surgeries or died as a result of abuse and neglect.  Contact Merson Law today to find out if you have a case.  Many times, it is critical that certain information is documented to have a successful lawsuit.

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