Whether a physician is on staff or works independently of a nursing home depends on the nursing home. Abuse cases filed against an assisted living facility may center on a doctors’ care or the lack thereof. Louisville nursing home abuse lawyers have handled cases where the medical care residents needed in a nursing home facility was inadequate or nonexistent. This may be because a physician was not employed for on-site care and medical staff on hand was incapable of handling the medical situation.
Some nursing homes do employ physicians, but the number of facilities in which this is the case is quite low. Physicians may work for a nursing home that employs an on-site physicians' group, or residents may have to see their own independent doctors. It just depends on the facility.
Many concerns may be raised when a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant oversees the care of a large number of elderly patients. The aging population has many more health concerns than the general population, and their medical histories and conditions may be fragile and quite complicated.
Medication errors are of concern when the number of medical personnel is low, and educational training is at minimal levels in nursing homes. Abuse of medications has been related to a number of lawsuits against residential elderly care facilities.
Find Out More from a Louisville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Doctors attending to nursing home patients may or may not be employed by the nursing home. When your loved one is harmed because of inadequate medical care, the Louisville nursing home abuse lawyers at Gray & White may be able to help. Call us today for a free evaluation at 1-502-210-8942 or 1-888-450-4456.