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Why Unsanitary Conditions Can Lead To Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits

There are many problems that can arise in assisted living facilities that can lead to legal actions based on claims of neglect. One of those all-too-common problems involves the development and persistence of unsanitary conditions. Below you will find a brief overview of what this situation tends to involve and how people can be harmed as a result.


Anyone who has ever cared for a family member of any age understands that people need almost constant attention to make sure that they are living in safe, clean, and healthy environments.

  • They need to practice sound and regular hygiene.
  • They need to be able to change into fresh and clean clothes regularly.
  • They need to be able to sleep in a clean bed
  • They need to be able to eat healthy foods off of clean plates and while using clean utensils.

If any of these regular efforts are not made with residents of assisted living facilities, they can quickly become seriously ill.

These efforts do not even include the need to keep common areas free from bacteria as much as possible and doing other things to minimize the chance that a virus or bacteria spread through the facility.

As stated above, people who are already vulnerable to illness or harm will only face a greater chance of suffering when unsanitary conditions are present. Nursing homes that fail in their duty to provide a safe, clean, and sanitary living environment for their residents can and should be held legally accountable for their negligence.


If you are visiting a loved one and you notice unsanitary conditions, you need to act immediately. Complain to the facility's management and request that they deal with the problem. Take pictures of unsanitary conditions that you notice in case you will need to use them later down the road. Keep a close eye on that loved one so that you're ready to respond quickly to any signs of illness or weakness. Finally, if your loved one has been harmed because of unsanitary conditions, you should seek the advice of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.

High Stakes Injury Law is standing by to help you understand your rights and options. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today to request an initial case review - we can be reached at (702) 707-5934 or via our secure online contact form.

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