Yes, a resident who is between contracts or has some other arrangement with a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other long-term care facility can take action when nursing home abuse or neglect happens in New Orleans.
Immediate family members or survivors can also pursue claims against a nursing care facility that fails to provide an appropriate standard of care, violates residents’ rights, or creates conditions that lead to injury or death.
This can include anything from poor hiring procedures to facility cleanliness to misadministration of medication, and much more.
Nursing homes are required by law to provide high quality care to those who reside on the premises.
While an existing contract may provide additional protections, Louisiana law is very clear on the basic rights that such facilities may not violate, including civil and religious rights, freedom from abuse, and freedom to make independent financial decisions.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a real and growing problem in our aging society.
It is incumbent on all of us to take swift action when those charged with caring for our loved ones cause them harm.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we can help you develop the right plan of action to get justice and make sure your loved one is cared for.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.