Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect is all too prevalent in our society. Clearly, investing in nursing malpractice insurance is of major importance where safeguarding one from liability is concerned. As a rule, these reasons are based on incidents arising from allegations that nurses caused some form of harm.
Nursing home abuse in a way falls under the category of personal injury. It is important to understand this when seeking insurance. It is popularly thought that personal injury only means bodily harm, it is not the case. Bodily harm is only one form of personal injury. Personal injury means injury that results, for example, from: prosecution, wrongful eviction, false arrest, and either spoken or written slander. In the case of nursing malpractice insurance, any form of personal injury is covered only while the individual actually nurses. In addition, a thorough understanding of the hazards involved with improper nursing documentation is of great consequence. Effective documentation goes a long way towards safeguarding nurses and the result of actions taken during their job performance.
While examining the various policy options available for nursing malpractice insurances, a person should make sure whether the plan covers them when the shift is over as well. Decidedly, before transferring with a case to another hospital, a wise person will always out whether their coverage transfers along with them. It is also good to examine details about coverage for injuries occurring outside the nurse’s place of employment.
While many people associate the negligence of nursing homes with physical abuse, it can also be emotional, sexual, and psychological. Nursing home facilities that have a high turnover rate for staff, underpaid staff, and under trained staff tend to create situations for the abuse of your loved one.
Patrick H. Yancey is a lawyer who has years of experience in cases of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injuries. He is a dedicated and committed individual who has an established law firm in Houma, Louisiana.
At the Law Office of Patrick Yancey, we will handle all cases of serious personal injury arising from negligence while a loved one is under the care and supervision of others. Clients represented by our high-quality legal assistance have sustained injuries while in the care of doctors, hospitals, or other health care providers in nursing home facilities or other assisted living facilities.
Our law office is dedicated to assisting our clients who have been seriously injured or have loved ones that have been mistreated while in the negligent care of others. We provide experienced legal assistance to fully assist you in the event of injury.
Please contact us so that we can obtain the compensation you deserve.