There are many people in the Lake Charles area whose loved ones are in nursing homes. Family members of elderly patients spend a significant amount of money on nursing homes because they want that nursing home and its staff to provide the best possible care for their elderly loved one. However, when an older person is harmed at a nursing home due to negligence, it can be a heartbreaking experience.
Nursing home negligence can come in many different forms. It can involve a lack of attention, which can lead to the patient’s worsened condition. It can involve administering the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage of the correct medication. It can involve injuries resulting from falls as there was no one around to look after the elderly person. In all of those cases, Louisiana laws permit nursing home patients and their family members to seek legal recourse.
However, legal recourse may not always be an easy affair as nursing homes are often ready for such claims of medical malpractice. Therefore, the victim and the victim’s family must be ready to counter a number of difficult challenges before they are finally able to obtain justice for their beloved, yet neglected, family member. However, with adequate knowledge of medical malpractice laws in Louisiana, it may be possible for victims of nursing home negligence and their family members to obtain fair compensation for the financial ramifications of someone else’s negligence.
At this juncture, experienced attorneys can help. With our considerable experience in dealing with medical malpractice and other personal injury cases, we have helped many people with similar situations obtain relief. That is because we understand how medical malpractice cases can evolve and the legal nuances, and can use our knowledge to seek a positive result. For more information, please visit our medical malpractice page.