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Can you sue a Nursing Home – Unsanitary Conditions and Poor Hygiene


Can you sue a Nursing Home – Unsanitary Conditions  and Poor HygieneElder abuse is not only limited to physical abuse but also included deprivation of basic life needs including suitable housing, clean sheets and clothes, and proper hygiene for the express purpose of reducing the risk of harmful infections and maintenance of human dignity amongst residents. Acts of neglect and abuse perpetrated against the elderly are more widespread than most believe; according to recent estimates the mistreatment of elderly adults is placed at 1.8 million per year.

Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes for Poor Hygiene and Unsanitary Conditions

Victims of nursing home elder neglect are entitled to seek justice via monetary compensation from all liable parties including residential care facility owners, operators, managers and staff. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities who have suffered from acts of elder and neglect. If your loved one or someone you may know has been a victim of abuse or neglect contact our law offices to schedule a free and confidential case review.

Nursing Home Residents  Have a Right to Proper Care Under Elder Neglect Laws

Failure to provide for safe housing, clothing, and hygiene is regarded as elder neglect which intern is a form of elder abuse under state and federal laws. Under California law neglect of the elderly includes, “negligent failure of any person having the care or custody of an elder or a dependent adult to exercise that degree of care that a reasonable person in a like position would exercise.” Specific acts amongst employees of staff of nursing home which can be regarded an neglect include
  • The Failure to assist in personal hygiene
  • The Failure to provide for proper clothing and shelter (and)
  • Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.
Millions of our elderly are incapable of even the most basic functions such as showering, cleaning or changing clothing, or brushing their teeth. As such nursing home owe a duty to make sure the basic needs of their residents are met. For more on law pertaining to elder abuse and neglect see here.

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How to Detect – Sings of Neglect In Nursing Homes and Care Centers:

  • Soiled bedding
  • Bed sores
  • Dirty and soiled clothing
  • Bed bugs, rashes or lice
  • Repeated viral, bacterial and fungal infections
  • Heat related illnesses including dehydration and heat stroke
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Tooth decay
  • Foul smell in living quarters
  • Unsanitary living conditions and bathroom
  • Hair loss – uncombed hair – and bloody scalp
  • Medical needs which are untreated
Common causes of poor hygiene and unsanitary living conditions include, insufficient employees as needed to properly care for the basic needs of invalid residents, lack of proper training, lack of management at nursing home, failure to properly vet potential employees during the hiring process, and lack of financing. Seeking Legal Assistance: Victims of abuse and neglect in nursing homes have the right to seek legal retribution by way of filing civil lawsuits against those who inflicted great physical and physiological harm against them. To speak to a qualified attorney regarding the filing of a elder abuse lawsuit call toll free (888) 649-7166. All consultations are free and confidential.

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