Nursing Home Neglect

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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 Neglect

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rights of nursing home residents?

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:

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home.
  • The right to manage your own money or to choose someone else you trust to do this for you.
  • The right to privacy, and to keep and use your personal belongings and property as long as it doesn't interfere with the rights, health, or safety of others.
  • The right to be informed about your medical condition, medications, and to see your own doctor. You also have the right to refuse medications and treatments.
  • The right to have a choice over your schedule (for example, when you get up and go to sleep), your activities and other preferences that are important to you.
  • The right to an environment more like a home that maximizes your comfort and provides you with assistance to be as independent as possible.

Are nursing homes required to keep records of the care provided?

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.

What types of nursing home neglect cases does PSRB review?

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.

  • Physical Assault
  • Restraint Injuries
  • Falls
  • Wrongful Death
  • Malnutrition or Dehydration
  • Failure to diagnose or Misdiagnosis
  • Prescription Errors
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