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Nursing Home Abuse and Malpractice

Families place a high level of trust in the nursing homes and long-term care facilities they select for their elderly loved ones who are no longer able to live independently. They trust their loved ones will be well looked after and will receive a high-level of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Nursing home malpractice and elder abuse occurs frequently. It can take many different forms, ranging from caregivers who fail to follow doctors’ orders, to physical or sexual abuse, to facilities failing to provide adequate security.

Malpractice and elder abuse in a nursing home setting can be challenging to prove. Injuries can be masked as pressure sores or falls and, complicating the matter further, the victim may not be in a position to speak for himself or herself. For these reasons, it is extremely important that you work with a lawyer who is experienced in cases involving nursing home malpractice and abuse. Call us today.



Publications

Dec 01, 2012 | Article

Hospitals', Surgical Centers', and Clinics' Vicarious Liability for Acts and Omissions of Doctors, CRNAs, Physician's Assistants, and Nurses

Who is liable when a patient suffers an adverse medical outcome in a hospital, outpatient surgery center, or clinic? We examine the issues.

Nov 01, 2007 | Article

Don't neglect the nurse's duty of care

Nurses serve as advocates for their patients. When something goes wrong and a doctor breaches the standard of care, the nurse has a duty to speak up.

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Nursing Home

Legal Update – Nursing Home Injuries

Lucy Tufts & Billy Bonner, personal injury lawyers in Mobile, talk about nursing home negligence on Legal Update.

Litigation Success

Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Malpractice Case

Diane Foster v. Maxim Healthcare, Inc., et al. | Baldwin County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-2004-000964

In 2006, shortly before trial in Baldwin County, Alabama, a confidential settlement was negotiated in this case where a nursing home attendant left...

Settlement Negotiated in Nursing Negligence Case

Maxwell v. Providence Hospital | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-99-0987-FDM

The firm negotiated a wrongful death settlement in this nursing negligence case for failure to restrain.

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May 04, 2000

Settlement Totals $2 Million-Plus

The Choctaw Advocate  BUTLER -- On Wednesday, April 26, 2000, a settlement in excess of a million dollars was made by Willow Trace Nursing H...

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Jun 22, 2015

Quick Detection of the No. 1 Patient Killer

Could death from sepsis one day be a thing of the past? This systemic inflammation, most often caused by bacteria, is the No. 1 cause of death in h...

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