Minneapolis/St. Paul Medical Malpractice Lawyer Shares Most Common Nursing Home Errors

Minnesota Nursing Home Malpractice: Common Mistakes to be Aware Of


No one wants to place their loved ones in a nursing home.  It hurts us to think our loved ones need more care than we can provide to them, or specialized care that require a trained medical professional’s assistance above and beyond what we can do.  It can even be embarrassing for us and for our loved one.  Nursing homes are also very expensive, and can feel financially burdensome at times.


This is why when nursing homes cause serious medical errors which result in serious injury or the wrongful death of our loved ones, we can feel angry, frustrated, and even violated.  Many times nursing homes hide their mistakes.  Other times they claim the victim caused his or her own injury, or, that your loved one’s condition was already “too far gone” to save or prevent the injury.  Nursing home staff may even blame other healthcare providers or even you for the injuries caused to your loved one.  Some excuses may be so elaborately concocted that they may even begin to sound true.


But not necessarily.  Anytime your loved one is injured in a nursing home in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Eagan, or anywhere in Minnesota, you should call Kuhlman Law, LLC.  We know the games that nursing homes play and we will not accept their reasons or excuses for harming your loved one until we do a thorough investigation and have a medical provider look through the medical records first.  Call us today for a FREE case evaluation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn how we can protect the rights of your loved one.


Signs of Common Nursing Home Errors Caused by Minnesota Medical Malpractice


Nursing home negligence cases can be very difficult if your loved one is very ill when he or she goes into a facility.  However, that does not mean he or she can be abused, receive subpar medical treatment, or be the victim of medical malpractice.  The following are some common signs of nursing home medical malpractice which you should call a lawyer:


  • Untreated infections or sepsis;
  • Unexplained bruises, lacerations, swelling, or other injuries;
  • Any broken bones, especially spiral fractures which indicate a grab and pull motion on an extremity;
  • Pressure ulcers or bedsores;
  • Malnutrition;
  • Dehydration;
  • Large decrease in weight of loved one;
  • Behavioral changes in your loved one such as not eating, not talking, or self-abuse;
  • Extreme anxiety;
  • Wanting to leave;
  • Not wanting employees to be near him or her;
  • Medication errors;
  • Unsanitary conditions;
  • Loved one has had a prolonged sickness like a cough or runny nose; and
  • Many other serious conditions.


Concerned About a Loved One in a Nursing Home?  Call us to investigate


If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call the Minnesota medical malpractice attorneys at Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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