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 you detect changes and you’re concerned about a loved one who might not be receiving adequate care at a nursing home facility, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will evaluate the case and the warning signs that are cause for concern.  You should look carefully for any of the following signs of nursing home neglect or abuse:

  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Resident to Resident Assault
  • Bedsores (Pressure Ulcers)
  • Medication Errors
  • Malnutrition and Weight Loss
  • Dehydration
  • Falls
  • Burns, Fires
  • Bedrail Entrapment/Asphyxiation
  • An Unsafe Environment with Safety Hazards Detected

If you or a loved one are the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, SEG attorneys can navigate the complex legal process needed to pursue a nursing home neglect lawsuit. These cases can fall within any of the following categories, all of which are cause for further investigation by our Shoup, Evers and Green medical malpractice team:

  • Medical Neglect
  • Personal Hygiene Neglect
  • Emotional Neglect
  • Neglect of Basic Needs