Was your loved one allowed to wander from the nursing home property?
Elopement (or wandering) occurs when a resident leaves a nursing home without authorization or appropriate supervision. This is a form of negligence, and can open the nursing home up to a personal injury claim.
Research shows that 50 percent of nursing home residents suffer from sort of dementia and found that 1 in 5 patients were prone to walk aimlessly through nursing home centers. These situations place nursing home residents – who are cognitively impaired – at serious risk for significant injuries.
If your loved one was hurt because the nursing home failed to keep proper supervision, our nursing home elopement lawyers can help.
Types of elopement-related injuries.
Our nursing home elopement lawyer has seen a number of different injuries sustained by elders who have wandered away from their nursing home unsupervised. Elopement injuries include:
- Weight loss from dehydration or malnourishment;
- Fatigue from being left alone or outside for long periods of time;
- Exposure to harsh heat or cold climate;
- Ant bites and attacks from other animals;
- Wrongful death or broken bones from being struck by cars on dark or unlit roadways.
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Nursing home placement.
When placing a loved in a nursing home, consider the following:
- Does the nursing home have a good staff per resident ratio
- Is the nursing home staff properly trained to supervise residents
- Has the nursing home installed alarms and other safety devices to prevent elopement
When a nursing home fails to fulfill its obligations because a nursing home resident has wandered or eloped from or left the facility without permission or knowledge of the staff, a nursing home can be responsible for failing to perform its obligations as a licensed nursing home operator and can be held responsible for your loved one’s damages.
At Rasansky Law Firm, we are committed to being a champion for nursing home rights. If you feel that a loved one eloped due to nursing home negligence, do not hesitate to fill out our free case evaluation. Our nursing home elopement lawyers will gladly review the facts of your situation.
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