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Nursing homes have a right to protect themselves against lawsuits

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense

Many facilities across New York specialize in taking care of our elderly residents. They provide round-the-clock care for older individuals or those with disabilities. Many nursing homes set specific missions to provide the best possible care for their patients and to either meet or even exceed the standard of care that is provided.

Every year, many facilities strive to be the best nursing home in the state. They hire an adequate amount of employees, seek out the most qualified staff members for the job, provide continual training on appropriate safety and emergency procedures, and so much more.

Unfortunately, even the most proactive and diligent facility may end up facing a lawsuit at some point. This can be extremely disheartening for the owners and employees of any facility that truly has their patients’ best interests in mind.

In many cases, injuries, such as pressure ulcers and falls, happen through no fault of anyone who works at the facility. While these injuries are very unfortunate and facilities work hard to make sure they do not happen, they may still occur. Unfortunately, these incidents can lead to lawsuits filed against the facility from angry or dissatisfied family members.

If your facility is faced with a lawsuit, a possible negative outcome could have a very costly effect on the facility. This litigation could ultimately lead the business to struggle financially, which can hurt the patients who live there and the staff members. If such a situation arises, it is crucial for the facility to protect its rights.