Caregivers in Tennessee nursing homes often encounter situations where a patient is in need of medical care. Care providers are trained to recognize signs of patient distress and are responsible for making sure that a patient receives the care and treatment needed to help resolve any issues that arise. Failure to help a patient in need to obtain care and treatment is a form of nursing home negligence.
A 34-year-old staff member from a Tennessee nursing facility was recently arrested and is currently residing in county jail. He is facing criminal charges, including abuse and neglect of an elderly adult. Sadly, this is not an isolated type of incident, which is why families of nursing home patients should always be on the lookout for concerning issues, such as noticeable signs of injury in a loved one or symptoms of medical neglect.
Seeking financial recovery for losses following nursing home negligence
If a caregiver in a nursing home fails in his or her duties to provide quality care to a patient, the patient might suffer severe illness or injury. In fact, medical neglect in a nursing home can place a patient in a life-threatening situation. A patient who has suffered injuries due to medical negligence may seek justice in court.
Tennessee law allows a recovering victim to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. In cases where fatal injuries have occurred, an immediate family member may file a similar claim. Such litigation is complex is stressful, which is why it is always best to obtain additional support before heading to court.