Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect cases are becoming more and more common. If your loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of a nursing home’s conduct, Moore Law Firm can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. As nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys, we have handled many nursing home cases over the over 30 years, and we are ready to discuss the possibility of representing you and your family as well.
Nursing Home Abuse vs. Nursing Home Neglect
Dealing with the mistreatment or death of a loved one can be a very emotional experience, but it’s important to stay informed of the facts. Knowing the difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect can make the legal process easier to understand. Physical abuse cases are less common than neglect cases; they occur when nurses or staff members hit, pull, or push elderly residents, causing personal injuries or even death. Neglect cases are much more common; they focus on the nurses or staff failing to physically take care of the resident. Examples of neglect include failing to bathe residents properly or at all, failing to give patients their medicine, and leaving residents in a seated or reclined position for so long that they develop ulcers or bedsores.
Contact a Lawyer Right Away
If you suspect that a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, it is important to take action right away. If diabetic patients go for days without their necessary medication, they can develop permanent problems or even die. Likewise, if bedsores are not resolved quickly, they can lead to bacterial infections and even death. Moore Law Firm recently handled a case where a resident of a nursing facility had not been removed from her bed to be bathed for over a month. She developed a 4cm deep decubitus ulcer, which caused a staph infection and ultimately led to her death. In cases like these, you should call an experienced attorney immediately so that an autopsy can be performed to determine the cause of death and evidence can be gathered to sustain a cause of action against the facility. Most importantly, most nursing home facilities have Arbitration Clauses in their contracts, which require all claims to be decided by an arbitrator, making it almost impossible to win your case unless you know the law.
Choose Moore Law Firm
Moore Law Firm has been a trusted member of the Mobile, AL community since 1985, representing over 12,000 injury victims over the years. If you or your loved ones have experienced nursing home abuse or neglect, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help you and your family gain compensation for your injuries or losses and to help prevent this type of abuse or neglect from happening to others.