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Nursing Home Neglect

Minnesota Nursing Home & Assisted Care Neglect

Accident & Injury Lawyer

As the baby-boomer generation ages, the need for nursing home, assisted living centers and retirement communities is on a sharp incline. While we would like to think that these facilities throughout Minnesota are all staffed with hard-working professionals that go over and above to ensure their patients are well taken care of, that is not always the case. Like any business, nursing homes and assisted living centers aim to limit their costs and increase their profitability. Unfortunately, sometimes this cost-cutting is done at the expense of the patients at the facility. This cost-cutting that sacrifices the quality of care can come in many forms, a few examples including:

  • Lack of Background Checks for Employees
  • Outdated and unreliable facilities, medical devices and treatments
  • Lack of accountability, management and employee oversight
  • Overworked and uncommitted employees
  • Understaffing and overwhelmed employees

These efforts at cost-cutting translate into dangerous conditions, neglect and in severe cases even nursing home abuse. If you or a loved one has been injured at a nursing home or assisted living facility, contact the law office of Todd Young for a free initial consultation. He can answer your questions at a meeting in his office in Roseville, Minnesota, over the phone, or via email.

Minnesota Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence

History has shown that nursing home and assisted care facility neglect, negligence and abuse can take a variety of forms, and is just as common in state-assisted and low-income hospitals as it is in Minnesota’s most expensive facilities. The types of injuries sustained from nursing home neglect can take many forms, but some of the more common signs of neglect that can cause injury or even death include:

  • malnutrition
  • dehydration
  • Bedsores (pressure sores and skin, decubitus, dermal, and pressure ulcers)
  • sexual assault
  • psychological trauma
  • Soiled clothes, bedding, or living quarters
  • Failure of staff to address medical conditions
  • Considerable weight loss (not attributed to illness)
  • Resident appears uneasy when a certain staff member is in the room
  • Resident is hesitant to explain marks, bruises, etc.

Report nursing home mistreatment and seek compensation immediately

Holding nursing homes and assisted care facilities responsible for their actions is critically important. Not only does it stop the suffering of the patient or person receiving care being directly effected, but it also prevents other people from suffering the same fate. If you feel that laws are being violated, call the police immediately. Even if the injuries sustained were a result of neglect or an accident you can still pursue compensation. Call Todd Young for a free initial consultation over the phone, in his office, or via email today.