Birmingham, AL asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Alabama

Q: Can I sue a rehab/ nursing facility for negligence?

Upon being released from hospital My mother was sent to a rehab facility. She has been there for 6days. Since there my mother has difficulty breathing, the nurses that administer her meds would asked her if she's ok or if they can get her anything she'd say no and that she's having problems breathing but no staff member would go a step further to actually ask questions to find out the reason y she can't breathe. Today Upon my arrival i noticed that her face looked kinda discolored and her eyes were turning yellow so I asked for the nurse and told her that my mother needs to be sent out 911 because she is using the A/C in her room to help her breath and that her eyes are turning yellow. due to lack of staff training and medical awareness the staff at this facility were negligent to notice that my mother needed to seek medical attention. It shouldn't have taken a person who isn't a medical professional to notice her symptoms. Cuz of that She has been admitted to the hospital.

1 Lawyer Answer
Greg Foster
Greg Foster
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: I am very sorry that your mother has been in distress after arriving at a nursing home / rehabilitation facility. Based on the scenario you have presented, it appears that there may be some issues related to the timeliness and appropriateness of your mother's care. To fully answer your question, however, we would like to evaluate other available information to know more about the medications she was being administered, her treatment and medical condition before arriving to the nursing home / rehabilitation facility, and her diagnosis upon arrival at the hospital, after being at the nursing home / rehabilitation facility. Please let us know if we may assist you further, and I hope your mother is okay.

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