Nursing Home Patient Bill of Rights
The North Carolina General Assembly has enacted a special statute to protect residents of nursing homes. Any resident whose rights are violated may bring a lawsuit to enforce the rights outlined in the statute. Additionally, if a violation of these rights results in injury or death to the resident, depending on the circumstances, the resident or his or her family may be able to bring a lawsuit seeking damages against the nursing home. The North Carolina Nursing Home Patients’ Bill of Rights protects, among other things, the following rights of residents:
- To receive care that is appropriate, adequate, and in compliance with the law
- To be treated with consideration and respect
- To receive a bill itemizing charges for treatment received
- To be free of abuse and of physical or chemical restraints
- To receive a reasonable response from the nursing home to all requests
- To associate and communicate privately with friends of their own choosing
- To be free from work in the facility, and,
- To retain their personal possessions
Nursing Home Neglect Claims in Greensboro, N.C.
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