Milwaukee Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
With Inadequate Staff or Supervision, Patients Suffer
Many nursing homes in Wisconsin and other states are dangerously understaffed. Facilities may meet the state and federal standards for numbers of employees, but still lack the staff to provide adequate care to patients. When this is the case, families usually do not realize the facility is understaffed until their loved ones suffer an injury.
The attorneys at Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C., seek justice and compensation for victims of nursing home neglect or abuse. With our experience, we know how to investigate negligence and hold facilities liable for their actions. In some cases, punitive damages may be available in addition to compensatory damages. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call our Milwaukee nursing home negligence lawyers at 414-289-0909 today.
The Dangers of Understaffing
Nursing home neglect occurs when a facility fails to provide fundamental services to residents such as adequate supervision, proper medical care, food and clothing, and shelter. Inadequate staffing is a failure that leads to conditions that can put the lives of residents at risk.
Registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) comprise the staff of nursing homes. RNs are typically responsible for administrative duties, having little contact with patients. In most facilities, CNAs are charged with the majority of direct patient care. However, frequent turnover, low pay and minimal training mean that very inexperienced staff members are most likely caring for your loved ones.
Nursing home residents who receive inadequate care and supervision are at increased risk for injuries from falls, malnutrition, bedsores and wandering. In the most severe cases, nursing home wrongful death may be the result. Contact us today to speak with a Milwaukee nursing home abuse attorney.
Kenosha Inadequate Staffing Lawyers
For a free consultation with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney, please call 414-289-0909 or contact us online.