A Michigan nursing home lawyer notes that the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) has opened an investigation into two nursing homes in Fenton to determine whether residents are suffering from abuse or neglect. Reports suggest that residents at these homes may have experienced improper medication administration and other forms of mistreatment. Affected nursing home residents and their families may be able to recover compensation with the help of a Michigan nursing home abuse attorney.
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Resident Surveys Reveal Possible Mistreatment and Neglect
Two nursing homes in Fenton are under investigation due to potential reports of abuse or neglect of residents. As The Flint Journal explains, resident surveys that the MPAS took in 2015 reveal that one resident might have suffered abuse at one facility, while about 10 residents may have been mistreated at the other. Since both facilities have declined to release the relevant records, the MPAS is now suing each home to obtain this documentation.
According to the MPAS surveys, residents at both facilities may have gone without needed social services and experienced the improper administration of psychotropic medications. At the facility with multiple potential cases of abuse, the staff might have failed to properly develop care plans for its residents. Sadly, some residents at this facility also appear to have suffered from untreated pressure ulcers, the website reported.
How a Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help
Nursing home owners and operators have a duty to provide for the care and safety of their residents. If they allow residents to suffer nursing home abuse or neglect, they could be held liable in a nursing home neglect lawsuit for injuries that may result.
Residents who are injured though abuse or neglect may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Permanency of the injury
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurements caused by an injury or treatment for the injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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