In the State of Minnesota few industries are as strictly regulated as nursing homes. This industry will doubtless experience considerable growth over the next 15 years as the Baby Boomer generation reaches their autumn years. An unfortunate side effect of this inevitability will be an increase in nursing home abuse claims. If you or a loved one have been a victim of elder care abuse, a solid understanding of your legal rights wills serve to correct the circumstances that gave rise to such abuse and to acquire for you the compensation to which you are entitled. At The Law Firm of Bradshaw & Bryant, PLLC we have been handling nursing home/elder care claims in the Twin Cities area for many years now.
The law requires nursing homes in Minnesota to have one or several licensed/registered nurses on staff for each work shift. Along with this they are required to have sufficient support staff to adequately meet the resident’s most critical needs. These typically including a dietician and such therapy specialist as may be needed. They are also required to have both a physician and a dentist on staff. Access to a physician by residents must be regularly scheduled and freely available.
Regular sanitation and adequate security are required by law. Clean clothes and bed linen must be furnished regularly and a debris-free environment maintained. The leading cause of neglect claims have proven to result from improper sanitation. Bacterially spread diseases have resulted in an astounding occurrence of nursing home residents falling victim to endemic diseases. Each nursing home must have a program in place to control the spread of communicable infections.
In order to deal with mental, emotional or relational problems, social services must be provided to residents. A sufficiently stocked, in-house pharmacy must be available to provide needed medications. Appropriate recreational and social activities for patients need be made available and a liberal schedule of visitation hours by loved ones posted. Most importantly there is zero tolerance for any form of physical or emotional abuse of residents.
If you have reason to believe that a loved one has suffered any form of nursing home abuse, we encourage you to contact our Minnesota nursing home abuse attorney teamatThe Law Firm of Bradshaw & Bryant, PLLCimmediately. We will forcefully and professionally represent you or your loved one. For ten consecutive years in a row, attorney Michael Bryant has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and has been named among Minnesota's Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers by Minnesota Law & Politics.Each of our attorneys have multiple years of experience in personal injury litigation and have extensive knowledge regarding the nursing home abuse laws in Minnesota.From our offices in Waite Park and Minneapolis, we represent clients across Minnesota. CallBradshaw & Bryant, PLLC now at800.770.7008 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Our phone line is answered 24-hours a day, seven-days a week.