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.
Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under both state and federal law. The nursing home must list and give all new residents a copy of these rights.
These resident rights include, but aren't limited to:
Yes, both state and federal law mandates that facilities must maintain documentation of medical assessments and all plans of care. As a guardian, you are eligible to review those documents.
At PSRB we review a wide range of injuries that can be suffered from nursing home neglect. Some injuries can be life threatening, painful and debilitating. Certain conditions may require immediate legal intervention to prevent further harm. PSRB is always here to advise you as to your rights and the person rights of the person receiving care. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 800-785-5399.