Naples Unexplained Injuries Attorney
Nobody wants to hear that their loved one in a nursing home was injured, but the cause is unknown. These unexplained injuries can understandably cause emotional trauma to the family members, while the patient may be feeling emotional and physical trauma.
Unexplained injuries in a nursing home environment are often caused by abuse and neglect. Patients and staff will often keep quiet about what happened. So if you notice that nursing home staff can’t tell you about your loved one’s injuries, be wary. Ask your family members what they know. Then seek legal help.
Unexplained injuries are simply unacceptable. Kohn Law can help you get to the bottom of your loved one’s nursing home injury case. A Naples unexplained injuries attorney can assess your situation and help you file a claim.
Common Unexplained Injuries
Unexplained injuries may include the following:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Sexually transmitted diseases
As a family member of the nursing home patient, you should be on the lookout for the following:
- Unexplained injuries
- Unexplained accidents
- Broken bones
- Sudden weight loss
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unkempt appearance
- Infections from cuts
- Genital infections
- Extreme fear or nervousness
- Staff members refuse to let you visit
- Staff member won’t leave you alone with the patient
- Sudden death
What Should the Nursing Home Do?
Legally, the nursing home has an obligation to adequately supervise residents and provide a safe environment at all times. If an injury does occur, they must notify the resident’s family and physician. They must also take steps to keep the injury from recurring by incorporating appropriate interventions into the resident’s plan of care.
What You Can Do
As a family member, you can do your part as well. Take notes about what you have observed. Gather information about the injury as well, such as the location, condition, and date you noticed it.
If your loved one is mentally capable, get their side of the story as well. Ask them what happened but they may not give you an honest answer because they fear retaliation. If the person’s life is in immediate danger, get them to the hospital right away.
Share your concerns with the supervisor or the nursing home administrator. Have them give you an explanation for what happened. The nursing home is legally required to address any concerns you have about patient care, so have them perform an investigation. Continue to follow up until you get answers. Contact a lawyer to help investigate your case and file a claim against the negligent nursing home facility.
Contact Kohn Law Today
If your loved one has suffered unexplained injuries due to nursing home neglect or abuse, get answers. You need to act quickly, as you have just two years to file a lawsuit.
Kohn Law can assess your case and guide you through the claims process. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Get started with a free consultation. Speak to a Naples unexplained injuries attorney by calling (813) 428-8504 or filling out the online form.