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Bloomington Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer for Wandering and Lost Residents

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Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Lack of Supervision at Nursing Homes in Springfield, Peoria, and Decatur

Residents at nursing homes should receive the proper care at all times. This means that their medical needs should be attended to, they should be administered medication in the right doses and at the proper times, and their dietary and nutritional needs should be met. In addition to these concerns, staff members should make sure residents are properly supervised, and the failure to check in on patients and monitor their whereabouts could lead to a person suffering injuries after wandering away from areas that are safe. Inadequate supervision is a form of nursing home neglect, and when this happens, family members will want to work with an attorney to find out how they can hold a negligent nursing home responsible for a resident's injuries.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been providing legal help to victims of nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and other personal injuries for more than 40 years. We believe in standing up for the rights of those who have suffered injuries because of the negligence of other people and organizations, and we have obtained over $400 million in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients, including many cases involving large insurance companies and healthcare providers. We always strive to make sure our clients receive the respect, response, and results that will allow them to move on from their injuries.

Wandering and Elopement at Nursing Homes Due to Inadequate Supervision

Even though nursing home residents should be allowed as much independence as possible, they should still be monitored as needed to ensure that they are safe and free from harm. In many cases, patients are not properly supervised due to staffing issues. A nursing home that is understaffed may not have enough personnel working to ensure that all patients are monitored at the necessary times. If staff members have not received the proper training, they may not have the skills needed to properly supervise residents while addressing their needs.

Patients with Alzheimer's disease or dementia are at high risk of wandering away from the supervision of staff members and suffering injuries. Medication errors or other medical issues may also result in a resident wandering off after becoming confused and disoriented. Inexperienced or untrained staff members may not have the knowledge needed to provide the proper treatment for patients and minimize the risk of wandering. In some cases, alarm systems meant to prevent wandering may not be functioning correctly, or staff members may not respond to these alarms properly or in the right amount of time.

Patients may wander within a nursing home, putting them at risk of injuries such as falls due to unexpected hazards, such as wet floors, open windows, or areas that are under construction. Wandering outside of a nursing home, which is also known as elopement, can place a patient at risk of even more serious injuries, such as pedestrian accidents, dog bites, being exposed to harsh weather, or assault. Nursing home residents who are unsupervised may not receive prompt treatment for injuries they experience, and this can result in wrongful death.

Contact Our Macon County Nursing Home Wandering and Elopement Attorneys

Families place a great deal of trust in nursing homes, and staff members should make sure residents are properly supervised at all times. If your loved one has been injured because lack of supervision at a nursing home led them to wander away from staff members who were responsible for their care, Kanoski Bresney can help you take legal action to hold a nursing home responsible for the harm they have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with nursing home neglect cases in Sangamon County, Peoria, Decatur, Schuyler County, McDonough County, Quincy, Macon County, Macomb, McLean County, Springfield, Tazewell County, Champaign, Rushville, Pekin, Bloomington, Peoria County, Adams County, Champaign County, and throughout the state of Illinois.

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