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How to Advocate for Someone In Hospital or Nursing Home

ADVOCATE FOR LOVED ONE IN HOSPITAL OR REHAB FACILITY

Recovering in Hospital or Rehab
Recovering in Hospital or Rehab

Medical care is very good at most Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. However, the doctors and staff are very busy and have to be efficient. We have noted many times that patient outcomes are better when there is a friend or family member present and advocating. For one thing, someone with a serious injury or illness may have difficulty with memory and communication. Also, in most situations, the squeaky wheel gets the attention.  It can be very helpful to have someone there squeaking for you.

In addition to advocating with the doctors and staff, it is also important to have someone there to keep your spirits up and encourage you.  For example, in many cases our lawyers handle, physical therapy is an important part of the recovery.  Physical therapy can be hard and painful. The therapists are great, but it also good to have a friend or loved one there to push you.

MAKE SURE THE DOCTORS AND STAFF KNOW SOMEONE CARES AND IS WATCHING

Our lawyers suggest regularly having a family member present at the hospital. The person should introduce their self to the staff and ask questions. It is particularly helpful to have someone with you when you are talking to a doctor. The doctors are often very time limited, and the patient may feel rushed and forget things. A family member or friend who knows your situation can help both you and the doctor.

Our accident injury lawyers represent people who have been seriously injured in a car accident or other types of accidents. Our primary focus is to make sure your medical bills are paid and you are fully compensated. We do not directly our clients medical care, but we do want to see the best possible recovery after your accident. If you have been injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation.  A top accident injury lawyer will answer your questions and explain your rights.

When you hire us, we never charge anything until you receive compensation for your injuries. We have offices for you to meet a lawyer in Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Edina. An attorney can also come your home or the hospital anywhere in Minnesota.