Injury Attorneys for Elder Abuse & Neglect
Nursing Home Abuse & Death
Elder Abuse Attorneys | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
When we place a loved one in the care of a nursing home facility - we carry the expectation that they will be treated in a respectful and caring manner. Although many nursing home facilities uphold the standard of quality care, some do not live up to their obligations and care for residents in an inadequate manner. Far too often, our beloved elderly residents are the victims of nursing home abuse. Abuse in nursing home environments affect hundreds of seniors in North Alabama each year. The law clearly states that you can hold nursing home facilities accountable for physical, emotional, or financial harm of your loved ones.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a nursing home? Our team of personal injury lawyers has extensive experience handling cases in Alabama relating to nursing home injuries. Free phone and office consultations available. Contact an attorney from our team to schedule your free consultation.
Types of Elder Abuse in Alabama
Some nursing homes are overwhelmed with the high number of patients in their care. This often leads to a decrease in standard of care and/or over-medicating practices. In other situations, there may be a member of the nursing home staff who is willfully mistreating residents.
There are many kinds of abuse, including:
- Physical mistreatment
- Sexual abuse
- Improperly exploiting finances
- Emotional and physiological harm
In some instances - the toll of mistreatment on fragile seniors can even become fatal. While we realize that no amount of money can bring back a loved one, our injury lawyers work diligently to help prevent others from experiencing the same neglect or abuse.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
If you are unsure whether your loved one is being abused in a nursing home - you should look for signs such as:
- Unusual fluctuations in activity of bank accounts or credit cards
- Unclean living space
- Clothing that is soiled
- Abnormal loss of weight
- Arguments with caregivers
- Signs of bruising left by restraints
Need to speak with a personal injury lawyer?
We provide no-cost, no-obligation case evaluations for all cases relating to nursing home related injury in Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, and surrounding areas in North Alabama. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and best interests of each client while helping to ensure that every North Alabama senior receives quality care. Schedule your free consultation with a lawyer today by calling (256) 539-4464 or completing an online case evaluation form.
Disclaimer: While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility. Prior success is not an indication of future success. Every case is different and regardless of what friends, family or other individuals may say about a case, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The likelihood of success in any given case depends on the facts, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.