Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys in Mobile, Alabama
Protecting the Well-Being of Our Clients in Alabama Since 1958
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.
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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
- 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- Withdrawn behavior or changes in behavior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
Throughout your case, our team will always be accessible, responsive, respectful, honest, and compassionate. Our clients can attest to our high level of service and the longstanding relationships we have forged with them.
We believe in giving back to our community. We provide pro bono (no cost) legal services to those in our community who can’t afford legal representation. We also support local charitable organizations by donating our time, money, and expertise.
Unlike most plaintiff law firms, we have our own appellate practice, which means we can stay involved in your case throughout the appeals process. We keep fighting until the case is over.
Confidential Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Negligence Case
The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a settlement for the family of a nursing home resident who died from allegedly inappropriate use of restraints.
Confidential Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Malpractice Case
In 2006, shortly before trial in Baldwin County, Alabama, a confidential settlement was negotiated in this case where a nursing home attendant left plaintiff’s decedent unsupervised in bathtub, resulting in her drowning death.
Confidential Settlement Negotiated in Nursing Home Neglect Case
Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement for a victim of nursing home neglect.
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