The most common manner in which nursing home residents are burned is when they are bathed in scalding water in the nursing home. Regardless of the manner, burns to nursing home residents can be painful, severe, and even life threatening. If a nursing home resident suffers burns it may very well be due to negligence on the part of the nursing home.
The skin on elderly individuals is fragile. In a sense, it is just as fragile and tender as a newborn baby. Consequently, when giving a bath to an elderly nursing home resident, nursing home employees must be cognizant to the vulnerabilities associated with the resident. Sadly, many residents suffer serious burns after being submerged in scalding water.
If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 214-563-7539 to set up a free consultation.