Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Burlington, (VT) Vermont
Nursing homes that are licensed in Vermont must follow both federal and Vermont state regulations which are designed to protect nursing home residents. If a nursing home does not follow these regulations and a resident is injured or dies as a result, the nursing home may be responsible to the resident and/or the resident’s family for those injuries.
Nursing home neglect or negligence most commonly occurs when a resident does not receive proper medical, physical or emotional attention. Patients and their families need to recognize the “red flags’ of nursing home neglect. If your loved one is a patient in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should look carefully for any of the following signs of neglect or abuse:
- Wandering and Elopement
- Resident to Resident Assault
- Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
- Medication Errors
- Malnutrition and Weight Loss
- Burns, Fires
- Bedrail Entrapment/Asphyxiation
If you or a loved one are the victim of nursing home neglect, SEG attorneys can navigate the complex legal process needed to pursue a nursing home neglect lawsuit.