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The following are the National Patient Safety Goals elements of performance standards for decreasing the risk of falls in the hospital.
In order to ascertain the standard of care for the Nursing facility, you must have an expert that specializes in this type of care. A nurse or administrator specializing in nursing home care would be a good start. There seems to be a question here and retaining a local medical malpractice attorney would be able to ascertain your claim. It would seem that there would be a better protocol than having the patient sleep in a chair in front of the nursing station every night. There would probably be expert support in this situation enough to bring forth a lawsuit. The problem would be the damages in this case, there might be some related to the patient being uncomfortable but these would not be significant. The biggest damage in this case would be possible punitive damages regarding the treatment of the patient. Again, retaining an attorney to ascertain your case will be very important. You can find a local attorney on martindale.com and lawyers.com and search by specialty and find the right attorney for you.
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