Perhaps you are like many other adult children in Wyoming who visit their aging parents in nursing homes as often as possible. Whether that, in your case, is once a month or several times a week, you no doubt worry about your loved one when you are away. While most caretakers provide high quality care according to state and federal laws and accepted safety standards, nursing home negligence still causes thousands of people illness and injury in this state and throughout the country every year.
Maybe you first suspected that your mother or father was being mistreated when you arrived for a visit and found him or her alone in a hallway, even though you know his or her medical records clearly state that supervision is needed at all times. When you talk to your loved one on the phone, does he or she sound especially agitated or worried? Did you inquire about a bump or bruise you noticed on your loved one and were not satisfied with the explanation you were given?
These and other issues are common signs of nursing home negligence. Whether you have a minor concern or feel fairly certain that something is not right, it is always a good idea to further investigate the situation. It is understandable that your top priority is to make sure your parent’s needs are being met and that he or she is receiving the best care possible.
Many Wyoming nursing home negligence victims have sought legal accountability against those who provided substandard care by filing medical malpractice claims in civil court. As with all personal injury cases, as a plaintiff in such a case, you would be tasked with convincing a judge or jury that the party sued was negligent and that this was a direct cause of injury to your loved one. Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, is committed to acting on your behalf to pursue full financial recovery for losses caused by substandard nursing home care.