Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys in Mobile, Alabama

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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.

If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of elder abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to get legal help. Cunningham Bounds has been fighting for our clients since 1958 and can devote extensive resources and skilled lawyers to work on your case. Over the years, our firm has become known as one of the top personal injury firms in Alabama and the southeast, winning billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

We can help! To learn more about your legal options, call (251) 299-0101.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home malpractice and elder abuse occurs frequently and can take many different forms, from caregivers who fail to follow doctors’ orders to physical violence, and more.

Signs of abuse often include the following:

  • Irregular anxiety or withdrawal
  • Significant weight loss
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained bruises or sprains
  • Fractures
  • Injuries to the genitals
  • Uncharacteristic financial transactions
  • Broken glasses or belongings
  • Unhygienic appearance or living situation

As for nursing home neglect, it is defined as a breach of duty or some substandard care that causes harm to a resident. In other words, any failure on the part of a staff member to provide the resident with standardized care may be considered neglect.

The following are common signs of nursing home neglect:

  • Sudden and drastic weight loss
  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Fall injuries
  • Unattended medical needs
  • Withdrawn behavior or changes in behavior
  • Malnutrition and/or dehydration
  • Changes in appearance or personal hygiene
  • The presence of dangerous conditions at the nursing home

When visiting your loved one, look for any evidence of nursing home abuse and/or neglect, such as changes in health or appearance and emotional distress. Residents are less likely to suffer abuse and neglect when their family and friends live close by or visit frequently, while residents who rarely have visitors are more susceptible to abuse/neglect because they do not have the means to communicate their experiences.

Different Types of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Homes

The 5 main types of nursing home abuse are:

  • Physical abuse and violence
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • General neglect

Common types of nursing home neglect include:

  • Emotional or social neglect
  • Basic needs neglect
  • Personal hygiene neglect
  • Medical neglect

Speak with a Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer in Mobile Today!

Malpractice, elder abuse, and neglect in a nursing home setting can be challenging to prove. Injuries can be masked as pressure sores or falls. To make matters even more complicated, a 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 these cases.

Our Mobile attorneys can hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for their abusive actions and negligent inactions if they fail to provide a safe environment for your loved one, fail to maintain proper health and safety policies, or fail to offer standard medical care. Let us help you stop the mistreatment, abuse, and neglect for good.

Call (251) 299-0101 to request a free consultation with a dedicated nursing home abuse and neglect attorney.

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