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Nursing home negligence: Seeking justice for your loved one

Many Wyoming residents live in nursing homes. Perhaps a majority of such facilities house an aging population, many members of which have special needs due to failing mental or physical health. There are also many patients who are temporarily residing in nursing homes while they recover from surgery or injuries of some kind. In any case, no patient should ever have to worry about nursing home negligence.

In a perfect world, every licensed caregiver would provide quality care according to state laws and the highest level of accepted safety standards. The reality is that many workers are great at their jobs, but some are quite careless or neglectful. This type of worker places his or her patients at great risk for injury.

Visitors to nursing homes can often spot signs of negligence if they keep their eyes and ears open. For instance, if a resident becomes agitated or fearful when a particular employee is nearby, it definitely warrants inquiry. If a patient shows signs of injury, such as bruising, lacerations, bumps or bed sores, he or she, as well as staff members, should be able to fully and logically explain how the injuries occurred.

Sadly, many cases of nursing home negligence result in fatalities. At Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, in Wyoming, an experienced legal team is fully equipped to help investigate any situation where nursing negligence is suspected. If enough evidence is found, there may be grounds for filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim in a civil court.

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