ALABAMA NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE LAWYER
Are you or someone you love suffering from nursing home negligence?
As the American population ages, more and more families are faced with the dilemma of how to best care for their loved ones.
Some families place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure that they are safe and well cared for.
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a serious problem in Alabama. A 1999 study conducted by the University of California San Francisco found that Alabama’s nursing homes were the third worst in the nation. There were over 1,200 complaints filed in 2009 against Alabama nursing homes. According to the National Center On Elder Abuse, there are approximately five cases of negligence that go unreported for every case of negligence that is reported.
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home negligence include:
- Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures
- Abnormally pale complexion
- Excessive or sudden weight loss
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Torn clothing or broken personal items
- Sudden changes in behavior
- Withdrawn or agitated behavior
- Fleas, lice, or dirt
- Fecal or urine odors
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unattended health problems
- Residents wandering off the premises
- Staff refusing to allow visitors to see residents or delays in allowing visitors to see residents
- Staff not allowing residents to be alone with visitors
- Keeping residents in an over-medicated state
- Loss of your relative’s possessions
- Sudden large withdrawals from your relative’s bank accounts or changes in banking practices
- Abrupt changes in your relative’s will or other financial documents.
Do not allow your loved one to become a statistic. If you suspect that a loved one is suffering from nursing home negligence, contact their primary care physician, the Alabama Department of Health, the Alabama Family Protection Unit, or local law enforcement. Once you have taken steps to report the suspected negligence and protect your loved one’s health and safety, contact the Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers at MORRIS, KING & HODGE.
We will investigate your Alabama nursing home negligence claim and determine who was at fault. We will identify all possible sources of compensation for the damages you or your loved one has suffered. While our Alabama nursing home negligence lawyers try to negotiate a fair settlement before filing a lawsuit, we will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary to stand up for the rights of Alabama nursing home negligence victims.
Our Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Handle a Broad Range Of Claims
- Mental Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Caregiver Neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Financial Exploitation
Free Consultation and No Fee Unless You Collect
Initial consultations to discuss your injury claim are free and we handle injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee or costs unless we collect money for you.
From our office in Huntsville, Alabama, MORRIS, KING & HODGE handles Nursing Home Negligence cases in counties and cities throughout the state of Alabama, including Athens, Decatur, Florence, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Scottsboro, Cullman and Birmingham. If you think that we can help you or a loved one as we have helped so many other Alabamians with their Nursing Home Negligence cases, you may be entitled to benefits of which you may not even be aware. Please call our experienced attorneys in Huntsville (256) 536-0588, toll free 1-888-321-8353 or complete our quick contact web form. The Nursing Home Negligence lawyers at MORRIS, KING & HODGE can help you or a loved one.