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Q: I am positive the bedsores my grandma has are a result of nursing home abuse or negligence but she has dementia and

can't remember how she got them. Would this sink any case I brought against the nursing home?

Travis Kendall Siegel
Travis Kendall Siegel answered on Oct 6, 2018

No it’s not necessary if she remembers how she got the sores. In most cases involving a lawsuit against a nursing home the person isn’t able to remember or has unfortunately passed away. The most important piece of evidence will be your mom’s medical records from the facility and what they say.

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Q: What are nursing homes required to have in place to prevent falls?
Travis Kendall Siegel
Travis Kendall Siegel answered on Sep 21, 2018

Whatever the resident needs to prevent them from falling because there is no one size fits all solution to falls. State and federal regulations require the nursing home to provide the care and assistance needed by the resident to meet their needs. Sometimes bed alarms work. Sometimes they don't.... Read more »

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Q: Does the whole family need to be a part of a nursing home lawsuit, or can one member file if they want?
Travis Kendall Siegel
Travis Kendall Siegel answered on Jun 5, 2018

It depends. If the case involves a death, all heirs who can inherit by statute must be included. They can be included as nominal defendants, but they still must be named. They don't have to agree with the lawsuit. Obviously, it's better if everyone is on the same page, but sometimes this doesn't... Read more »

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