Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Deciding to move a loved one into a long-term care facility can be emotionally distressing and is often based on the assumption that the assisted living facility or nursing home will provide a safe environment and the level of care that your loved one deserves and requires. While most find that this expectation is met, the elderly are our nation’s most defenseless population and therefore can be the easiest targets for nursing home abuse. When a nursing home allows a resident to be neglected or hurt, family members may feel deceived and confused about where to go for help in order to protect their loved one. Call Alabama nursing home abuse attorneys now if you have questions about your loved one.
Alabama Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Upon entering an assisted living facility or nursing home, your loved one does not give up his/her right to protection from neglect or abuse. People’s dignity and basic rights should never be ignored simply because they need help from others with their activities of daily life. Some elderly may not be able to communicate very well, so family members have to monitor their loved ones’ care and look for any possible signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.
A nursing home should be a kind, compassionate home for defenseless adults who need trustworthy attendant care. Much too often, unfortunately, this is not the case. Each year in the United States, approximately one million senior citizens are abused in some way. Serious injury and even wrongful death can occur when a nursing home breaks our trust and does not meet the required standards of care for our loved ones. If you suspect your loved one has experienced nursing home neglect or abuse, contact Alabama Attorney Group. Our lawyers will make every effort to put a stop to the neglect and discipline the ones responsible.
Nursing homes and other care facilities have an immense responsibility. When those caregivers fail to meet their responsibilities it is often up to family members to make them accountable. Attorneys at Attorney Group for Alabama can help.
- Does your loved one have suspicious injuries or bed sores? Have they fallen and endured injuries? If you have concerns that the nursing home’s treatment of your loved one is abusive, talk to lawyers at Attorney Group for Alabama.
- If there is not a reasonable explanation for your loved one’s injuries, contact our attorneys as soon as possible so that evidence can be preserved.
- Our lawyers can get a team of experts together to determine if your loved one’s injuries or wrongful death is the result of abuse or neglect by a nursing home.
Our lawyers at Attorney Group for Alabama have the compassion to approach each case with the certainty that everyone should be cared for with consideration and dignity. We can make a difference together.