medical malpratice October 27, 2020

Medical Malpractice in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are intended to provide one of our most vulnerable populations with the care they need to live healthy, full lives. An important component of this care includes medical care, and when this medical care does not reach the standard that it should, it can amount to medical malpractice. If your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice in a nursing home, it’s time to consult with an experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyer.

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are unique in that they house vulnerable residents who are there for the specific reason of receiving the treatment and care they need. And many residents have highly specific needs. The medical care provided at nursing homes is intended to meet these needs, and when they fail to adequately do so, the harm done can be even more damaging as a result of the resident’s physical frailty and vulnerability.

Medical Malpractice in Nursing Homes

Medical malpractice claims are civil claims, and they are intended to hold medical professionals accountable for negligent medical services and treatments that lead to preventable harm or death. Medical malpractice refers to medical care that doesn’t reach the standard of care that a competent peer who has appropriate medical training and experience in the same specialty would employ in a similar situation. This means that if a doctor in your loved one’s nursing home fails to provide him or her with the same standard of care that other doctors in other nursing homes would – and it directly leads to injury, illness, or worse – it could be medical malpractice.

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice in Nursing Homes

Every case of medical malpractice in a nursing home is as unique as the resident who is harmed, but there are some incidents that commonly form the basis for nursing home medical malpractice claims, including:


  • Errors in medications and prescriptions, including failure to dispense prescribed medications
  • Failure to take residents’ own medical concerns (as stated) into careful consideration
  • Failure to treat medical conditions in a timely manner and/or to make the necessary referrals
  • Failure to provide residents with the assistance they need to prevent bedsores


Holding the Nursing Home Accountable

Holding nursing homes accountable for incidents of malpractice is often complicated, but obtaining just compensation for your loved one’s damages is important. Because nursing home residents are more vulnerable, to begin with, and often have preexisting conditions, it can make pinpointing malpractice more difficult, but a dedicated malpractice lawyer who has considerable experience with nursing home cases can help you build your strongest case in defense of your loved one’s rights.

You Need an Experienced Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Lawyer on Your Side

If your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice in a nursing home, the dedicated Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers at Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law understand how difficult this is for both of you and are committed to providing you with the full force of their impressive legal experience in these matters. To schedule a free consultation, please contact or call us at (702) 819-7770 today.

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