Minnesota Nursing Home Attorney Can Help
How Can Minnesota Nursing Home Attorney Kenneth LaBore Assist Your Family? As an attorney that is experienced in handling nursing home and other forms of elder care facility abuse and neglect for years he can assist your family in many ways. Before choosing a facility an attorney can assist with determining the quality of the care given in a particular facility as determined by the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A Nursing Home attorney can also assist with ways families and residents can protect the rights of the elderly and vulnerable. For example, every facility is required to provide the residents and their family with the Policies and Procedures for the facility as well as for particular types of risks such as “falls”, “medication errors” and “pressure ulcers”. With a copy of the Policies and Procedures a concerned party can observe the care being given by the facility and compare with the minimum standards the facility promises to provide. Information can also be obtained on how to participate in Family and Resident Councils. Concerns regarding the quality of the care provided to the residents can be addressed at these meetings. The facility is required by state law to respond to written concerns addressed by the Family and Resident Councils. The concerns noted by the Family and Resident Councils and the response by the nursing home are reviewed by state surveyors of the facilities.
Get Accountability From the Facility With Nursing Home Attorney Kenneth LaBore
Minnesota Nursing Home Attorney Kenneth LaBore can assist by working hard to get needed answers and accountability when family or friends are concerned that a vulnerable or elderly loved one was the victim of abuse, neglect or wrongful death. Due to the complex nature of the state and federal standards determining that an incident is the result of intentional abuse or neglect or was what nursing homes like to call an “unavoidable event” is sometimes very difficult. On most occasions a detailed review of the admission records and Care Plan as well as all the related incident records and more is required to determine if a nursing home or other care facility was neglect in failing to provide the care they promised when accepting the resident. The general rule is that a facility should not take a resident that requires care that they are unable to provide at the level promised in the admission or subsequent assessments.
When there is apparent neglect is found in a nursing home more times than not it is due to one of three things: lack of staffing, lack of training for staff that is present, old and improperly functioning equipment and supplies.
The law in Minnesota views nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse cases as medical malpractice (including many wrongful death claims) and the expert opinions of professional nursing and doctors are often required to present a case in court. Kenneth LaBore is an experienced attorney and has handled hundreds of elder abuse, sexual assault, injury and death claims and knows how to get accountability and protect the residents still in the facility to the highest degree possible.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota you need an experienced attorney, please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to Klabore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.