Elopement (Unauthorized Exit)

Elopement (Unauthorized Exit)

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Nursing Home Suit Elopement (Unauthorized Exit)

Nursing homes owe a duty of care to take care of our loved ones who visit nursing homes. This requires providing for the safety of the residents and precluding those with memory impairment or dementia from becoming a danger to themselves. Sometimes patients with mental impairments leave the facility and are injured in traffic or in the surrounding environment.

When patients leave a nursing home without the knowledge of the operator this is known as an elopement. Elopements are very serious as they show clearly how little the nursing home cares about the well being of their residents.

Historic settlements and verdicts range from $300,000 and extend over $1,000,000.