Wandering and Elopement Lawyers | Romanucci & Blandin
When your loved one is in the care of a nursing home, you trust that they will be properly supervised and cared for. If your loved one does not receive proper supervision, and is able to wander away from the facility on their own, they can suffer from a serious injury or death. Poor or inadequate supervision are the leading causes of wandering and elopement cases in nursing homes.
Wandering is when a resident has aimless movement throughout the nursing home, which puts the resident at risk for encountering danger. Elopement is when a resident is able to leave the nursing home without being noticed or supervised, which can put them in harm’s way.
If a loved one has suffered from injury or death because of wandering or elopement at their nursing home, our nursing home neglect attorneys can help you with your case.
Romanucci & Blandin handle a full range of nursing home malpractice cases, including cases of wandering and elopement. Proper supervision is something that every nursing home should provide for their residents, and if residents are supervised appropriately, there should never be a case of wandering or elopement. The nursing home staff should be able to identify any resident who has a tendency to wander and should develop a care plan to prevent this from happening.
Precautionary measures that a nursing home can take include:
- Providing sufficient staff to monitor residents
- Installing alarms on any exit door
- Educating staff on how to react to these alarms
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If a nursing home has failed to protect your loved one from wandering or elopement, RB Law’s nursing home negligence attorneys are here to help you with your case. Nursing home residents could be put at great risk if they are able to wander or leave the premises and could end up with serious injuries.
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If you have questions regarding your nursing home wandering and elopement case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact the Chicago Nursing Home Negligence lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin for a free consultation if you or a family member has suffered injury as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect.