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Unsanitary Environment

Nursing homes are meant to provide elderly loved ones with the care and attention they need so that they can be kept safe and healthy. Unfortunately, however, sometimes negligence can render these facilities unsafe for use, potentially causing residents to suffer otherwise avoidable injuries. One frustratingly common issue is sanitation. If nursing home workers fail to properly clean and sterilize their facilities, it can lead to a number of dangerous health concerns, including devastating illnesses and infections.

Sanitation Mistakes in Nursing Homes

There are many ways in which a nursing home facility might be considered unsanitary and unhealthy for its residents. For example, the following safety breakdowns could all pose significant threats to nursing home residents:

  • Failure to anesthetize needles and other medical equipment
  • Failure to properly sanitize bathrooms and bathing facilities
  • Failure to change residents’ clothing, bedding , bedpans, etc. after soiling or voiding incidents
  • Failure to wash hands before handling residents, their food, and their belongings
  • Failure to properly quarantine residents with contagious illnesses

Because elderly individuals already have depressed immune systems, nursing homes must work hard to prevent the spread of illnesses and infections. Even minor ailments can be fatal for these innocent individuals.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been exposed to unsanitary conditions in a nursing home due to the negligence of nursing home staff, we can help you determine the best course of action for your situation. To learn more about nursing home negligence lawsuits and financial compensation, contact the qualified attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050.

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