Nashville Unsanitary Environment Lawyers
Living in a nursing home should mean living in a place where one feels not only safe, but also where one’s physical, emotional, and medical needs are met daily. Unfortunately, when a nursing home staff’s negligence results in an unsanitary environment, it can cause more than a resident feeling neglected; it can lead to serious health problems that plague innocent residents.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we see far too many nursing home residents in Nashville suffering from the effects of unsanitary environments. No one should be subjected to such negligent treatment, and nursing homes that fail to address these unsanitary environments should be held accountable for the consequences.
Examples of an Unsanitary Environment
An unsanitary environment is considered to be one in which a person can contract illnesses and infections due to unclean conditions. Some specific examples of an unsanitary environment include:
- Allowing ill and contagious residents into public areas without providing protections to other residents
- Failure to dispose of toxic waste properly
- Failure to clean / wash bedclothes and residents’ clothing
- Failure to sterilize medical instruments
- Failure to wash hands before touching a resident or handling food/medications
All of these conditions can create an unsanitary environment that can easily be dangerous for residents in numerous ways.
Discuss Unsanitary Environments with a Nashville Lawyer
If you live in a nursing home and have been living in unsanitary conditions, our lawyers at Pohl & Berk, LLP, can not only help you take action to put an end to it, but also help you see the compensation and justice you need. Call 615-277-2765 today to find out how we can help you legally.