If your loved one has suffered a feeding tube injury due to nursing home negligence, the attorneys at Gray and White Law can help you. Our team is dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of elderly individuals residing in nursing homes, and we are here to help. Let us get started helping you today. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys by calling us at (502) 210-8942 or sending us a message online.
Why Choose Our Louisville Feeding Tube Injury Attorney?
- We have a history of successfully advocating for victims of nursing home abuse, including those who have suffered feeding tube injuries.
- Our team approaches each case with empathy and compassion, providing support and guidance throughout the legal process.
- We prioritize open communication, keeping you informed at every stage of the legal process. Your input and concerns are integral to how we approach your case.
How a Feeding Tube Injury Lawyer Can Help
A feeding tube injury lawyer can be a crucial advocate in seeking justice for your loved one who has suffered due to neglect or abuse in a nursing home. They can provide:
A lawyer can conduct a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the feeding tube injury. This includes gathering and reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with medical experts who can provide crucial testimony to support your case.
Help in Determining Liability
They will work to establish who is legally responsible for the injury. This could involve the nursing home, specific caregivers, or even medical equipment suppliers if equipment failure played a role.
Assistance in Building a Strong Case
Based on the gathered evidence and medical expert input, your lawyer will build a compelling case on your behalf. This includes drafting legal documents, preparing for negotiation or trial, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is filed on time.
In many cases, your attorney will be able to negotiate a fair settlement with the responsible parties or their insurance companies. They will advocate for your rights and work to secure the compensation your loved one deserves.
If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your lawyer will be prepared to take the case to court.
Dealing with a feeding tube injury can be emotionally challenging for both the victim and their family. A compassionate lawyer can provide support, guidance, and reassurance throughout the legal process.
Common Causes of Feeding Tube Injuries in Nursing Homes
Negligence in a nursing home setting can lead to feeding tube injuries in several ways. Here are some common scenarios:
- Inadequate Training and Supervision: Nursing home staff may not receive proper training in inserting, maintaining, and monitoring feeding tubes.
- Failure to Follow Doctor’s Orders: Medical professionals prescribe specific protocols for feeding tube care, including the type of formula, feeding schedule, and necessary precautions. Negligence can occur if caregivers deviate from these orders, leading to complications.
- Improper Insertion or Removal: Inserting or removing a feeding tube requires precision and care. Negligence can result in the tube being inserted incorrectly, leading to injuries such as perforation or damage to surrounding tissues.
- Inadequate Monitoring: Regular assessment and monitoring of the feeding tube site are crucial to prevent complications. Negligence occurs when caregivers fail to check for signs of infection, irritation, or dislodgement.
- Failure to Seek Prompt Medical Attention: If a problem with the feeding tube arises, such as signs of infection or dislodgement, timely medical attention is crucial. Negligence occurs if caregivers delay in seeking proper medical care.
Many cases of nursing home feeding tube injuries are preventable. Legal action can be pursued against the responsible parties for their negligence.
Contact Us Today
We are here to stand by your loved one’s side and fight to hold those responsible accountable for the harm they have caused. Arrange a free consultation today by calling (502) 210-8942 or messaging us online.