Did Inadequate Staffing Cause A Nursing Home Injury?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home usually occurs after discussions within a family and searches for a facility that will provide the highest standards of care. Discovering that negligence or abuse occurred breaks a bond of trust, especially when an elderly or disabled family member suffered serious injuries or death.

At Kujawski Marcus, LLC, our southern Illinois personal injury lawyers maintain high standards of care and professionalism in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. We get to the facts through in-depth, detail-oriented investigations. Oftentimes, our fact-finding uncovers nursing homes that have substandard hiring practices or maintain facilities without proper staffing levels.

What Is Considered Inadequate Staffing?

Inadequate staffing in a nursing home can take various forms. Nursing facilities may fail to perform thorough background checks on new hires. This reduces the quality of their staff and increases the danger to nursing home residents.

Vulnerable residents are either unsupervised or supervised by employees who engage in neglect or abuse. Bad situations become worse when they are fearful or unable to report these acts.

Tragically, the consequences of hiring inadequate staff are only discovered when accidents that result in injuries occur, neglect is revealed through bruises and bedsores or a resident's health significantly deteriorates.

Defending Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse

Take immediate action with one telephone call to our firm. Call 800-624-4571 or send us an email and arrange a free consultation regarding an inadequate nursing home staffing claim.

While we are based in O'Fallon, Illinois, we represent abuse and neglect victims and their family members throughout the state.