Compensation for Victims of Negligence in Nursing Homes and Extended Care Facilities
When you enlist the services of a nursing home to provide care for a loved one, you expect that care will be provided. The same is true for when a loved one is sent to a hospital's extended care unit. What happens when that expectation is not met? What happens when medical problems worsen or new problems arise? Many times, the bad result is from someone's failure to properly monitor patients. Should the facility be held accountable?
At Blue + Blue Law in Columbus, our attorneys can answer that question for you. We are able to quickly determine if some form of nursing home negligence or extended care malpractice took place. If it did, we will take the necessary action to hold the facility accountable. With more than 64 years of experience on our side, we know exactly what action to take to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Families pay a lot of money to have loved ones cared for, and place trust in these facilities. There is no room for neglect and poor care. It is truly sad how understaffed and overworked these facilities are, but that is no excuse for not delivering on the treatment and care expected."
- Jason A. Blue
Our Family is Dedicated to Helping Your Family
Blue + Blue Law features the father and son team of lawyers Jason Blue and Douglas Blue. We understand the importance of family. We understand the outrage of finding out that someone you love has been mistreated by someone else. These situations are particularly difficult when the mistreatment is at the hands of a facility that has been trusted and paid to provide care.
Common examples of negligence in nursing homes and extended care facilities include:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Falls caused by insufficient supervision
- Medication errors
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publish a list of Hospital-Acquired Conditions(HAC's) which identifies conditions that could reasonably have been prevented. The CMS states that hospitals will not receive additional payment for cases in which one of the conditions (HAC's ) was not present during admission.
Follow the link below to view the CMS list of 10 categoreis of HAC's:
If you or a loved one developed one or more of the HAC's during a hospital stay AND you have experienced long-term problems caused by the condition, call us. Let's explore your circumstances.
If you have reason to believe that someone you care about has been the victim of extended care or nursing home negligence, let our family help your family.