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Champaign, IL Nursing Home Injury Attorney for Inadequate Supervision

Schuyler County nursing home negligence attorney for inadequate staff training

Lawyers for Injuries Caused by Understaffing at Nursing Homes in Champaign County and Peoria County

When your loved one resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you expect them to receive high-quality care, ensuring that their medical, social, and emotional needs will be met. Unfortunately, a lack of adequate care can result in patients suffering serious injuries, and in many cases, these injuries occur because facilities do not have enough staff members to attend to the needs of all residents. If you believe that your family member has been injured because of nursing home negligence, you should consult with a skilled attorney to determine how to receive financial compensation for the harm suffered by your loved one.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have been working in the field of personal injury law for over 40 years, and we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million in a wide variety of different types of injury cases. We believe in fighting for the rights of those who have been injured due to others' negligence, and we will help you take the right steps to hold a nursing home responsible for the failure to provide the care that your loved one deserves. At all times, we strive to provide our clients with respect, response, and results.

Consequences of Inadequate Staff Supervision at Nursing Homes

Nursing homes often struggle to maintain proper staffing levels. In many cases, a small number of people within a geographical area who are qualified to provide care for nursing home patients can result in staffing shortages. When coupled with high rates of turnover, demanding work, and inadequate pay, these issues can lead to a nursing home not having a large enough staff to provide the supervision and assistance that patients need. In addition, staffing shortages can sometimes lead to a facility hiring employees without performing the proper screening and background checks, or a nursing home may not provide staff members with the proper training.

A nursing home's staff is usually made up of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Because RNs and LPNs must receive specialized training and certifications, it is often harder for nursing homes to keep people with these qualifications on staff. In many cases, a nursing home will have the minimum number of RNs on staff and leave much of the patient care up to CNAs, who may not have the qualifications or training needed to fully meet residents' needs.

Staffing issues can result in patients suffering harm in a variety of ways. A nursing home may not be able to maintain enough staff at all times, including on "off days" like weekends and holidays. This can result in nursing home neglect, which can lead to injuries such as bedsores, falls, malnutrition, or dehydration, as well as problems such as wandering and elopement. If staff members do not have the proper training, this can lead to problems administering medication or failure to provide the necessary medical treatment to patients. When staff members are hired without performing the proper background checks, this can result in residents experiencing physical, verbal, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse.

Contact Our Decatur Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Nursing homes are required to meet certain standards regarding the number of people on staff, the qualifications of personnel, and the training provided to staff members. Whether staffing issues occur because of cost-cutting measures, difficulty finding qualified employees, or failure to perform background checks, a nursing home may be liable for injuries that occur to residents as a result. If your loved one has been injured at a nursing home, Kanoski Bresney can review the facility's records and identify any issues related to understaffing or staff supervision. We will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for the harm caused to your family by a negligent nursing home. Contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up your free consultation today. We represent families in nursing home injury cases throughout the state of Illinois, including Springfield, Decatur, Champaign County, Bloomington, Macon County, Schuyler County, Adams County, Champaign, Quincy, McLean County, Peoria County, Macomb, Tazewell County, Pekin, Rushville, Peoria, Sangamon County, and McDonough County.

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