All residential institutions in Massachusetts are expected to provide care that ensures the safety and heath of their residents including proper medical treatment. Nursing homes also have a responsibility to prevent the spread of contagious illness and virus to their residents. Failure to maintain infection protocols and standards may be actionable and institutions may be liable if they failed to take precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
A wide range of physical injuries and even death can occur at nursing homes when they fail to meet a standard of care. Some injuries sustained at nursing homes can be life threatening, painful and debilitating. Certain conditions may even require immediate legal intervention to prevent further harm. Some common examples of injuries are bruises or bed sores, abrasions, cuts, burns, malnutrition or dehydration and broken bones from falls. At PSRB we also see prescription errors and failures to diagnose or misdiagnosis conditions that lead to greater injury or wrongful death.
PSRB is always here to advise you as to your rights and the rights of the person receiving care. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 800-785-5399.