Birmingham Nursing Home Attorneys
Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence Lawyers In Alabama
Seeking Justice for Your Loved Ones
Fighting for Justice Across Alabama & Georgia
If your beloved family member has suffered harm in a nursing home or extended care facility. The injuries resulting from inadequate nursing home care can include pressure ulcers, bedsores, falls causing broken hips and head trauma, and even more severe consequences like malnutrition or choking on food leading to fatalities.
Our Nursing Home Lawyers Can Help
Fortunately, there are legal remedies available against nursing homes providing substandard care. In many instances, such claims are settled without the need for litigation. However, if the matter cannot be resolved through settlement negotiations to the satisfaction of the family, the claim may proceed to arbitration.
Unlike a traditional court process, arbitration involves a lawyer acting as a judge, making findings after the conclusion of the litigation process. While some families may be discouraged by the arbitration process due to potential expenses and unfavorable outcomes, our attorneys have a successful track record in navigating the arbitration process on behalf of nursing home neglect victims.
Standing up for the Elderly in Alabama
Every day, millions of individuals reside in nursing homes across the United States, and many of them are entirely dependent on the Alabama nursing home staff to meet their needs. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has been declining over the past decade.
Recent studies have shed light on the increasing abuse and neglect experienced by nursing home residents at the hands of nursing home corporations. Tragically, some residents have suffered severe abuse or lost their lives due to negligence in these facilities.
Why You Need a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer?
Instances of nursing home and elder abuse can understandably evoke outrage among families. When dealing with such incidents, you may be contacted by an insurance company representing the negligent nursing home, offering a settlement for your case. However, it’s important to remember that these offers often fall short of what you are truly entitled to receive.
To safeguard your rights and maximize your chances of fair compensation, it is advisable to seek legal representation before engaging with insurers. Our experienced nursing home attorneys can handle all communications with insurers on your behalf and initiate negotiations for a comprehensive settlement. Should the insurance company fail to offer an acceptable resolution, we are prepared to file a lawsuit and advocate for your case in court.
We Are Dedicated Advocates for Your Rights
We view the people we represent as not just clients but friends and neighbors. Our firm works tirelessly to help nursing home and elder abuse victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve.
We Can Help You With These Cases
Our experienced attorneys handle a wide range of nursing home and elder abuse cases, including but not limited to:
- Physical Abuse – when nursing home residents endure injuries due to physical assault or mishandling by staff
- Neglect – cases where nursing homes fail to provide necessary assistance, leading to injuries, falls, medication errors, or unsuitable living conditions
- Bedsores -open wounds that develop when patients are not moved regularly, signaling potential neglect
- Brain Bleed – cases involving severe brain injuries due to negligence in nursing homes
- Falls – injuries that result from inadequate supervision and support for older adults in nursing homes
- Spinal Fusion Injuries – complications arising from spinal fusion surgery due to nursing home staff negligence
- Aspiration Death -wrongful death claims caused by aspiration, often due to negligence
- Dehydration and Malnutrition – neglect leading to dangerous health conditions for residents
- Insufficient Medical Care – failure to recognize and treat injuries or medical declines in residents
- Preventable Accidents – injuries resulting from avoidable accidents in nursing homes
- Poor Sanitation – negligence in maintaining sanitation, leading to infections among residents
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Even if nursing home residents are not the victims of purposeful abuse, they may suffer harm because staff members do not provide the necessary care to address their needs. Neglect may involve a lack of proper medical care, failure to ensure that patients are taking the correct medications, or failure to attend to residents’ physical needs and provide them with the proper nutrition. Some signs that a person has experienced nursing home neglect may include:
- Fall injuries – Residents may fall while moving throughout a nursing home or when getting into or out of beds or chairs. These injuries can occur because staff members do not provide assistance when needed or do not keep hallways and common areas free from potential hazards.
- Bedsores – Patients who are confined to beds or chairs can develop pressure sores on the areas of their bodies that remain in contact with surfaces. Staff members should be sure patients are repositioned regularly to avoid these types of injuries, and prompt treatment should be provided for any sores or rashes that begin to develop.
- Malnutrition and dehydration – Lack of necessary food and water can lead to serious physical and mental issues, such as weight loss, tooth decay, extreme fatigue, dizziness, confusion, and depression.
- Patient wandering and elopement – Without proper supervision and security measures, a resident may wander into dangerous areas of a nursing home, or they may leave the facility altogether.
Contact A Birmingham Nursing Home Lawyer For Help
If staff members at a nursing home have failed to meet their duty to provide care to your loved one, or if a facility has allowed abuse to occur, our attorneys can help you understand your legal options. We will fight to make sure your loved one and your family are fully compensated for the injuries that were caused as a result of this negligence.
Contact a qualified Birmingham nursing home attorney today at Bodewell Injury Group for help!