Nursing Home Abuse

Protecting Your Loved Ones

Nursing home abuse is among the most serially under reported types of abuse in the country. Studies show that 90% of nursing homes are understaffed, and that between 2-10% of nursing home residents are abused with only 1 in 5 incidents of such abuse reported. This sort of abuse can be hard to recognize, and is rarely detected by government inspections. Abuse can take the form of assault or battery, rape or other sexual abuse, unnecessary physical restraint, improper use of medication, or insufficient food or water. The attorneys at Parkman White, LLP can advise you of your loved one’s legal rights and available remedies, and help stop the abuse and obtain compensation for their suffering.

The best way to prevent nursing home abuse is by taking legal action. Federal regulations are currently in effect which require that nursing homes have sufficient nursing staff, ensure that patients receive proper treatment, provide pharmaceutical services, and maintain patient’s dignity. A lawsuit may be brought on intentional misconduct or recklessness and negligence-based actions. There are several important indicators of this abuse, including symptoms such as lack of medical attention, lack of hygiene, malnutrition, bedsores, emotional isolation, dehydration, and “slip and fall” accidents.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, the attorneys of Parkman White, LLP can help. We will thoroughly investigate your case, assess potential claims, and interview experts and witnesses. We are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for our clients, and will work with you to make sure we meet your specific needs. Our expert nursing home abuse attorneys have years of litigation experience in Dothan, Ozark, Enterprise, Troy, Eufaula, and across the Southeast.

Time is a factor; email us or call our nursing home abuse attorneys today at 334-792-1900 for a consultation and let us stand up for you.