If you suspect that a loved one has been neglected or insufficiently supervised by the nursing home staff tasked with maintaining their well-being, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced RI nursing home abuse lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation covering medical bills, scarring, emotional pain and suffering, among other losses. Feel free to contact us anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or online, for a free (no-obligation) case evaluation.

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What Can Happen When Nursing Home Staffs Fail to Supervise?

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Failure to supervise nursing home patients can lead to distress, injury, and death in some cases. In fact, a nursing home has been cited for failing to supervise two patients who both had a pattern of aggressive outbursts. A fight broke out between the two and one of the patients was murdered. Furthermore, a failure to supervise residents can lead to unexpected falls, developing bedsores, improper medication administration, and wandering. The failure to supervise patients in a nursing home is considered negligence. Sadly, our files are filled with the stories of nursing home residents who suffer because of neglect and abuse.

What are Some Other Consequences of a Failure to Supervise Patients?

nursing home staff member talking with elderly residentWhen patients aren’t properly supervised, the consequences range from inconvenience to embarrassment to death, and everything in between. Failure to supervise may mean the failure to respond promptly to a call button, allowing a patient to abuse another patient, or failing to provide the correct medication or help a patient eat. The consequences of failing to supervise are serious and a lack of sufficient care on behalf of nursing home staffs should not be tolerated in any environment where there is a duty of care.

What Causes a Lack of Patient Supervision in Nursing Homes?

failure to supervise patients in nursing homesYou might picture a nurse out for a smoke break when you think of a lack of supervision in a nursing home. However, more commonly the staff is overworked and the nursing home is trying to save money by cutting costs. Staffing costs are the biggest expense in the nursing home budget. Nurses and caretakers can only care for a limited number of patients. They are constantly pushed to do more, move faster, and cut corners. If your loved one has suffered because of a lack of supervision in a nursing home, your family have be entitled to financial compensation for his or her suffering.

Why Call d’Oliveira & Associates?

RI Nursing Home Failure to Supervise LawyerIf you or a loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse in the form of failure to supervise a patient, do not hesitate to contact an experienced RI nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights today. We are working closely with some of the most experiences nursing home abuse lawyers across the state who fight for injured and abused nursing home residents’ right. Additionally, we charge no legal fees until you secure the settlement or award you are entitled to. Call us anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online, for a free (no-obligation) case consultation.