Have you or a family member suffered from neglect in a nursing home?
Most nursing home occupants require a high level of care. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has declined over the past decade.
Many nursing home residents are vulnerable and completely dependent on the staff to provide assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, taking medications, and getting in and out of bed. Because they are helpless and defenseless, many become victims of mistreatment and neglect. Physical cruelty and emotional cruelty are common forms of mistreatment. Physical abuse occurs when an occupant is struck or subjected to unreasonable restraint. Broken bones, cuts, bruises, and sometimes death result from physical abuse. Neglect, shouting, and ridicule are forms of emotional abuse. Intimidation can cause severe stress to the resident and result in emotional and physical problems.
If a parent or other loved one has been abused or neglected in an Alabama nursing facility, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Contact a Birmingham, Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer at Simms and Associates