Alabama Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
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Nursing home neglect is substandard care or breach of duty which causes harm to a resident. When a nursing home fails to provide the proper standard of care, or to employ the legal amount of staff, the facility, its management, and its employees can all be held liable for their negligent actions.
Common types of nursing home neglect include:
- Emotional or social neglect
- Basic needs neglect
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Medical neglect
If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect in Alabama, Cunningham Bounds can provide skilled and trustworthy legal counsel. Our Mobile nursing home abuse lawyers have been fighting for the victims of nursing home neglect for many decades. While you and your family recover, we can protect your loved one’s rights and well-being throughout the entire legal process and maximize the compensation he/she deserves.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Elderly residents in a negligent nursing home are vulnerable to illnesses, injuries, and even death. Neglect is defined as any failure by a staff member to provide the resident with standardized care. Most common examples include malnourishment and dehydration from lack of food or water, poor hygiene or living accommodations, and unattended to medical needs.
The following are the common signs of nursing home neglect:
- Sudden and drastic weight loss
- Bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Fall injuries
- Withdrawn behavior or changes in behavior
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Change 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 neglect, such as changes in health or appearance, and emotional distress. Residents are least likely to suffer abuse and neglect if their family and friends live close or visit frequently. Those residents who rarely have visitors are more susceptible to neglect because they do not have the means to communicate their issues.
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Our Mobile attorneys can hold the negligent nursing home and its staff accountable for their actions and 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 for good.
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