Types of Oregon Nursing Home Neglect: Bend Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer

Bend Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Explains Types of Oregon Nursing Home Neglect


It is always a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home.  It just acknowledges that the level of medical care and support we can give is not enough to allow our loved one to live autonomously.  It also indicates that our loved one is aging and becoming ill.  While this is a very emotional decision, it is also a very expensive decision.  Nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisting living facilities, and adult homes are expensive.  When we place our loved one in these facilities, we expect that for the price we are paying that our loved ones get the proper medical care and support that their deserve and we expect.  However, Oregon nursing home neglect could result in serious personal injuries which result review from a Portland nursing home malpractice lawyer.


Types of Oregon Nursing Home Neglect


There are many different forms of neglect.  While nursing home abuse is usually a physical act, such as hitting a resident, nursing home neglect can be both intentional or unintentional.  For example, neglect can be intention when a provider purposely does not feed a resident because the provider is annoyed with the patient.  Or it could be unintentional when the provider fails to feed a resident because the provider’s schedule is too busy.


Some common types of nursing home neglect include the following:


  • Basic needs – like the example above, failing to provide food or water is nursing home neglect, such as is failing to provide a safe environment such as sturdy furniture and a bed, safe bathrooms, and other non-defective objects on the premises.
  • Medical care and treatment – when we place a loved one in a nursing home, it is because they need medical care and treatment that we cannot provide at home.  A big example is failing to change bandages on wounds.  When a nursing home fails to provide that care and treatment, it can be medical neglect.
  • Personal hygiene – failing to help residents upkeep basic personal hygiene such as brushing teeth, showers, bathing, room cleaning, laundry, bathroom assistance, hair care, and other basic hygiene could be neglect.
  • Emotional or psychological neglect – failing to check on, correspondence, or engage with a resident could result in nursing home neglect.  This includes failing to bring the resident or remind the resident of social events or community events, including bringing the resident to nightly dinners outside of his or her room.
  • Familial Neglect – also part of emotional or psychological neglect, failing to allow a resident to participate with family who come to visit, or declining visitation, may also be a form of neglect.


Do Any of These Forms of Oregon Nursing Home Neglect Sound Familiar? You May Have a Case


If your loved one has been neglected due to an Oregon nursing home failing to uphold its duties and obligations, you may have a case that you should bring to our Bend nursing home neglect lawyer.  We handle cases throughout Oregon, including Central Oregon, Sisters, Redmond, The Dalles, Madras, Jefferson County, Prineville, Deschutes County, Salem, Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Lake Oswego, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our main law office is located, please call Kuhlman Law, LLC by dialing (541) 385-1999 to learn what your rights to compensation you may have.  You may also contact us using our easy and convenient “contact us” box at the bottom of our website.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation to get you the answers you deserve, all for free.  There is no risk, and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

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