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January 25, 2013

Nursing Home Staffing, In-Patient Injuries and Your Family's Legal Rights

A recent study by The Center for Medical Advocacy concluded that an increase in the number of registered nurses in nursing homes would significantly reduce the number of visits nursing home residents make to hospitals. The center advocates the hiring of nurses by nursing homes because residents’ hospital visits can “…cause discomfort for residents, anxiety for their loved ones, morbidity due to iatrogenic events, and excess healthcare costs.” To read a synopsis of the study, click here.

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we can think of another reason. Increased care and less frequent off-site visits to clinics and hospitals can reduce injuries and fatalities to nursing home residents.

If your loved one was injured or passed away in a nursing home and you have questions regarding circumstances, contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. Laws regarding standard treatments of care in nursing homes are general and broad. It’s difficult to determine whether a care facility fully met its care-related obligations, and if any deficiency in care led to the injuries or fatality in question. We can help. Were a loved one’s injuries possibly related to:

  • Bed sores?
  • Inadequate nutrition or hydration?
  • Understaffing?
  • A fall?
  • A medication error?
  • Failure to diagnose an illness?
  • Failure to follow a nurse’s or doctor’s direction?
  • Abuse or neglect?

Our verdict and settlement record includes results of $3.5 million, $2.94 million, $2.5 million, $2.25 million, $1.8 million, $1.36 million, and $1 million, as well as numerous other six- and seven-figure results. In addition, our attorney team includes a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This means we have a long-standing track record of providing the legal service that lead to high-value results.

Contact Us

Don’t face the possibility of nursing home neglect, error, or abuse without knowledgeable and committed legal assistance. Instead, contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm by calling (973) 920-7900. Our consultations are free, we operate on a contingency fee basis and we offer Spanish translation services when needed.

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