Has a loved one ever wandered off from a nursing home or other senior care facilities? That could suggest that negligence is being committed in the facility. A resident that is able to leave a facility and get lost in the streets is an indicator of negligence. When an elder resident is found lost, and clueless as to where they are, they might have left the nursing home facility unseen. This is an extremely dangerous situation because a resident that wanders off has no line of defense. They could become a victim of an automobile accident, they could become a victim of an assault, they could even slip and fall, rendering them with a catastrophic injury. In those cases, the facility might face a lawsuit and be held liable for the damages because they were in the care of the facility at the time of their injury.
It is quite astonishing the number of elderly residents that suffer from certain conditions like dementia, or confusion that are able to wander off. Nursing home facilities need to place extra care and supervision for those who suffer from these conditions to prevent problems like wandering off from occurring. The law firm in West Palm Beach for wandered resident negligence is 100% dedicated to finding the nursing home facilities that fail to properly supervise their residents. Damages that come from that occurrence could be recovered with expert help.
Nursing Homes Have a Duty!
Nursing homes have the responsibility to analyze each resident, determine their care plan, and effectively execute it. When they do not succeed, a resident may find themselves in the street. Some residents that should be watched out for more than others include:
- Those who have been diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer’s
- Those who are constantly in the state of confusion
- Those who experience memory loss
- Those who are prone to panic attacks
How Frequently Do Residents Wander Off?
- During the course of a lifetime, 2 Dementia resident’s per every 10 will stray
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents stray the most from nursing homes
When a personal injury comes as a result of a resident wandering off, a case against the facility is probable. No resident should be able to simply wander off. The law firm for wandered resident negligence of Percy Martinez West Palm Beach has attorneys that handle these types of cases on a daily basis. Personal injuries acquire because of another person’s negligence is enough reason to file a lawsuit. The best step to proceed with will be determined and every aspect of the case will be evaluated by the firm.
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