Nursing home residents are dependent on staff and health care providers to carefully monitor their medical conditions and to be aware of any changes or potentially dangerous symptoms. This can include complications or new developments in existing conditions, as well as the evidence of new medical concerns.
A failure to identify these issues or a misdiagnosis can cause valuable time to be wasted that could have been dedicated to treatment options and fighting the illness. The results can be terminal.
Often a patient may be unable to articulate new pain points or symptoms. In other cases, the patient's complaints may be dismissed or the symptoms chalked up to the aging process. These complaints should instead be sufficiently investigated with testing when necessary.
Steps You Can Take To Seek Justice
When the nursing home and its staff fail to correctly identify or diagnose medical conditions, particularly dangerous or life-threatening illnesses or injuries, there are steps that can be taken to seek justice for the individual. At the Shanks Law Firm, we represent nursing home patients and their families after the home has caused further pain or injury by failing to diagnose a medical condition.
We will carefully evaluate protocol within the nursing home, closely reviewing the medical records and charts of the patient. We work with the appropriate doctors to determine what should have been done to diagnose and treat the individual, given the reported symptoms and medical history.
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We take all nursing home injury cases on a contingency fee basis. To arrange a free initial consultation with an Omaha failure to treat in a nursing home lawyer, please contact our law firm today at 712-322-2600 or toll free at 888-322-2608.