How We Investigate Negligent Nursing Homes
Our law firm will help protect your family's dignity
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home, money is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Before you take any action at all, you want to know what happened, and why. Unfortunately, getting that information out of a negligent nursing home can be difficult. The nursing home will likely deny any wrongdoing, and they may alter, conceal or destroy records in an attempt to protect themselves from legal action.
To pursue justice for your family after a case of nursing home abuse or neglect, you need the facts of what happened, and you need a nursing home negligence lawyer on your side to get that critical information. That's why you should contact The Law Office of George S. Johnson right away.
We know how to investigate negligent nursing homes
Getting relevant information out of a nursing home is rarely easy, but attorney George S. Johnson knows how to ask the right questions and find the details your family needs. Some of the steps we take to investigate nursing home abuse and neglect cases include:
- Review hiring and supervision records. We may find that the nursing home failed to conduct a background check and hired a staff member who had a history of abusive or negligent conduct. Or we may find that staff members were not properly trained and issues went unaddressed, allowing a pattern of abuse to continue.
- Investigate financial records. Financial exploitation is an often overlooked - but very serious - form of nursing home abuse. Our review of medical records could find that your loved one was double-billed, overcharged or billed for services not actually rendered. Discrepancies in the financial records could also reveal other forms of abuse or neglect, depending on the circumstances.
- Examine medication and treatment records. Nursing homes are required to document each dose of medication that residents receive as well as any other medical procedures or therapies. We may find discrepancies in these records or evidence that they were altered to hide an error that caused injury.
- Interview witnesses. This can be one of the most challenging aspects of our investigation. Nursing home residents may have difficulty remembering or communicating what they've seen. They may suffer from illnesses such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease that make it difficult to serve as witnesses. We know how to approach and overcome these challenges to find out what really happened.
Finding this information takes time. That's why it's so important to contact us right away. As time passes, evidence disappears. Witnesses may have more trouble remembering what happened. The nursing home may take action to cover up critical information and prevent you from pursuing justice for your family.
The sooner we can start our investigation, the sooner we can hold negligent parties responsible. Call (866) 904-6653 today for your free consultation.