Nursing Home Injuries
NURSING HOME ABUSE ATTORNEYS
Elder Abuse Lawyers
When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home in Alabama, you expect that their needs will be met and that they will be properly cared for. Abuse in nursing homes is more prevalent than many of us would like to think. Placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home can be a hard decision to make. People do not want to imagine that the care they have chosen for their loved one could be the very thing that endangers them. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse in Huntsville or throughout Alabama, you should contact us online or call us at 256-534-3435 to set up a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers. We are here to help.
Did you know a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that over 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for deficiencies. Of those, 17 percent were identified to cause actual harm or immediate jeopardy for residents in their care. Nursing homes are often understaffed and unable to deliver the kind of care they promise you. They often use unqualified personnel to make up for their lack of professional staff. When nursing homes use unqualified personnel, this can lead to serious injury and death that did not have to occur.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in Alabama
You cannot be with your loved one 24 hours a day, seven days a week when they are a resident of a nursing home. There are signs you should look for that may indicate neglect or abuse. They include:
- abnormally pale complexion
- bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
- excessive and sudden weight loss
- dirty resident or room
- poor personal hygiene
- unclean clothing or bed
- unpleasant odors
- untreated bedsores, wounds, cuts, or bruises
- caregiver allowing resident to wander off the premises
- caregiver’s refusal to allow visitors to see resident alone
- lack of proper heating or cooling in nursing home
- sudden change in resident’s medication
Types of Nursing Home Cases in Alabama
Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms. We represent injured residents and the families of those wrongfully killed in cases involving:
- Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
- Unexplained bruises and cuts
- Wandering and Elopement
- Physical or Sexual Assault or Physical Abuse
or Chemical Restraints
- Verbal Abuse
- Broken bones
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Financial Exploitation
- Wrongful Death
- Isolating the patient from other residents and/or activities
Why Choose Huntsville Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Ferguson & Ferguson
At the Law Offices of Ferguson and Ferguson, we represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Decatur, Cullman and Huntsville. Our nursing home abuse attorneys understand the stress you are under caring for an elderly family member, and we take our duty to provide legal care seriously.
Our lawyers will dedicate their time and experience to making sure both you and your loved ones case get the attention they deserve. If you suspect that nursing home abuse is happening to someone you love, call now.
Free Case Review
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect,or if you are a victim of abuse, ensure the victim is no longer in a dangerous situation, and call Ferguson and Ferguson. Making the decision to hire a lawyer is an important choice that takes careful consideration. If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse in Huntsville or Decatur, Alabama, you should take action quickly and contact us online or call us at 256-534-3435. When your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, the choice is clear, call our Alabama personal injury lawyers now for a free review of your case. Our consultations are free. We can visit you or your loved one at a hospital, residence, or nursing home. Some lawyers, due to their lack of skill or resources, may not pursue all claims and compensation available to you. If your family member has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Huntsville, Alabama, do not hesitate to call our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys for a free assessment of your situation. Call now 1-800-752-1998 or 256-534-3435.
Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Our personal injury attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.