Nursing Home Abuse
Protecting Your Loved Ones
Nursing home abuse is one of the most serially underreported forms of abuse in the United States. According to estimates, 90% of nursing homes are understaffed, between 2-10% of nursing home residents are abused and only 1 in 5 incidents of such abuse are reported. Such abuse can be difficult to recognize, and is rarely detected by government inspectors. Abuse may take the form of assault or battery, sexual abuse, rape, unnecessary physical restraint, insufficient food or water, or the improper use of medication. The attorneys of Parkman White, LLP can advise you of your loved one’s legal rights and available remedies, and help you stop the abuse and get compensation for their suffering.
Taking legal action when nursing home abuse is discovered is the best way to prevent it from happening to others. Federal regulations require that nursing homes have sufficient nursing staff, ensure that patients receive proper treatment, maintain patient’s dignity, and provide pharmaceutical services. A successful lawsuit may be based on intentional misconduct or negligence and recklessness. Ways to recognize this kind of abuse include symptoms such as lack of hygiene, lack of medical attention, bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, emotional isolation and “slip and fall” accidents.
If your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, the Birmingham lawyers at Parkman White, LLP can help. We will thoroughly review and research your case, investigate potential claims, and interview witnesses. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for our clients, and will work with you to ensure we can meet your specific needs. Our attorneys have years of litigation experience across Alabama and the United States.
Time is a factor; Contact-us today at 205-502-2000 for a consultation and let us stand up for you.