Nursing Home Burn Injuries- Free Consultations Available
When it comes to burns and fire injuries, elderly are at a far greater risk. Some of the important factors to consider here are a decrease in mobility, hearing, and diminished eyesight. These contribute to a delayed response and could end up costing residents their lives.
The most common manner in which nursing home residents are burned is when they are bathed in scalding water in the nursing home. Regardless of the manner, burns to nursing home residents can be painful, severe, and even life threatening. If a nursing home resident suffers burns it may very well be due to negligence on the part of the nursing home.
The skin on elderly individuals is fragile. In a sense, it is just as fragile and tender as a newborn baby. Consequently, when giving a bath to an elderly nursing home resident, nursing home employees must be cognizant to the vulnerabilities associated with the resident. Sadly, many residents suffer serious burns after being submerged in scalding water.
Many of the assisted living facilities and nursing homes still allow its residents to smoke indoors. While there are many state and local bans or restrictions on smoking in public places, the regulation is not federally mandated. Nursing homes are putting patients at greater risk for health issues and fire safety problems. Even if the nursing home has regulations in place, it is important to enforce these regulations, otherwise a nursing home may be liable for any injury of death that occurs.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
If a resident in a nursing home is hurt by a serious or fatal burn injury because of nursing home abuse or negligence, the resident and their family have the right to seek to hold the facility and its staff accountable for their wrongs. Nursing home lawsuits don’t just help victims of abuse and neglect recover compensation for their damages, but also act to send a message to nursing home and extended care facilities that the law will protect seniors, and see to it that abuse and neglect will be punished.
Burns remain one of the most painful and debilitating type injuries. When burns are caused by the carelessness of others, a nursing home patient is entitled to recover compensation from the facility where the burn occurred. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 866-404-3037 to set up a free consultation. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.