When Nursing Homes Have Improperly Trained Staffed
Nursing home residents often require a great deal of attention and care. Indeed, this is the very reason nursing homes exist in the first place. Such residents are likely to suffer from medically complex conditions, to require assistance with basic daily functions (eating, bathing or walking) and to have trouble advocating their own needs.
Unfortunately, nursing home facilities are often unprepared to manage such residents appropriately. This can put your loved one at risk of being the victim of medical malpractice. Many of these are for-profit institutions, with the aim of signing up as many residents as possible while minimizing costs; this often leads to facilities that are dangerously understaffed. Likewise, in Texas, it is common for nursing home staff to be inadequately trained. Employees are often temporary workers with minimal medical background, and are not given the tools to provide qualified care to those who need it most.
The Results Of Poor Staffing
The results can be disastrous. Without proper care, medical conditions can worsen — quickly. Or they can manifest anew; the occurrence of bedsores, for example, often stems from understaffing or improper staffing. Other issues — such as negligence, inadequate grooming and prescription medication errors — are also common.
We can help. At Kyle Law Firm, our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and interests of nursing home residents and their family members. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness as a result of subpar nursing home staffing, our firm is poised to assist in your efforts to pursue compensation — and justice.
Based in New Braunfels, we have more than 60 years of combined experience in such matters. We know how to investigate every aspect of care provided by nursing homes and, when an individual suffers needlessly, how to hold the responsible party to account.
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We offer free consultations, enabling us to assess your situation and inform you of your options before you’re obliged to retain us.