State and federal laws attempt to protect the safety of nursing home residents and to ensure that they receive the care they need. These laws require that the nursing homes assess residents’ needs when they are admitted to a facility. The laws also require the nursing home to develop and follow a plan of care for each resident. The plan of care should be reviewed and changed as the residents’ health needs change.
If you suspect that a nursing home has not provided the care that a resident needs, or even worse, is abusing or neglecting a resident, you can report these problems to government authorities.
To reach your local Ombudsman you may call North Carolina’s CARELINE (800-662-7030). The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman may be reached at the North Carolina Division of Aging (919-733-8400).
It is sometimes possible to file a lawsuit in state court to protect a resident’s rights or to obtain damages for physical and mental pain to the resident caused by the nursing home’s abuse or neglect. The experienced nursing home abuse lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C, have years of experience representing clients and victims in these types of cases.
If you have questions regarding nursing home negligence or abuse or you would like to discuss pursuing a nursing home abuse claim, the legal team at Ward Black Law is available to answer your questions and conduct a free case review.
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