Search Site
Free Consultation 855-234-7619
 
Virginia Injury Blog
 

Federal Rating Systems Do Not Always Tell the Full Story about North Carolina Nursing Homes

Although Medicare provides rankings from one to five stars to help families select high-quality residential care for their loved ones, the ratings should not be the sole basis for these vital decisions. Recent reports indicate the ratings do not present an accurate picture of the conditions within many Medicare-funded North Carolina nursing homes. Regardless of the ratings of a nursing home, families need to remain vigilant to ensure the well-being of their loved ones. At the first signs of possible issues, a North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney can provide needed advice and support.

On November 8, 2012, ABC News reported the results of their investigation of nursing homes in the largest central North Carolina counties. They found that close to 50 percent of the nursing homes provided poor service. The ABC News investigation found that nearly half of the nursing homes paid with Medicare money fell below the average inspection rating for health, staffing and quality. However, a significant lag time between incidents and reporting makes the Medicare website an unreliable source of information for those seeking care for their loved ones.

To help prevent loved ones from nursing home negligence in North Carolina, families need to conduct thorough research by making unscheduled visits to facilities under consideration and obtaining referrals from trusted friends and family members whenever possible. Moreover, even after a loved one moves to a nursing home, family members need to remain continuously vigilant for signs of neglect and abuse. Even in a high-quality facility, anyone can suffer abuse from certain staff members or even other residents.

If your loved one falls victim to any form of nursing home negligence, from malnutrition to bed sores, you need to take immediate action to ensure your loved one remains safe – and you may have the right to pursue compensation. The attorneys at Lanier Law Group, P.A. are committed to providing our clients with high-quality legal service, personal attention and representation. We always conduct ourselves with the best interests of our clients in mind, and we work hard on every case to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Call us at 855-234-7619 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

Convenient consulations at the location of your choice If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. Offering free consultations at your home or office.
Media Center
  • Get to know Lanier Law Group with our series of informative videos. You'll learn about various points of personal injury law, and how we approach our practice to deliver the best results possible.

Recent Cases
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.
  • Personal Injury Claim A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.
  • Car Accident Claim A car accident claim where our client, a police officer, was struck in the rear while on duty, by a drunk driver.
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.
Read More
Testimonials
  • “She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”

    - T.D.

  • “Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”

    - J.M.

  • “Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”

    - T.P.

  • “Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”

    - J.B.

See All Testimonials
Our Firm
Download Our App

Our Social Security Disability Help Center app can provide assistance if you've been involved in an accident. Use the links below to select and download our app for your Apple® or Android device.

Contact Us

Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Our Office Locations

Use the map below to find the location closest to you

  • -- mi
    Raleigh, NC
    207 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 215
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    • 1.(919) 848-2000 Tel
  • -- mi
    Charlotte, NC
    10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    • 1.(704) 341-5558 Tel
  • -- mi
    Jamestown, NC
    4915 Piedmont Pkwy., Suite 104
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greensboro, NC
    222 S. Swing Road, Suite 6
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Winston-Salem, NC
    250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 107
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • 1.(336) 760-9996 Tel
  • -- mi
    Durham, NC
    600 S. Duke Street
    Durham, NC 27701
    • 1.(919) 682-2111 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greenville, NC
    108 W. Firetower Road, Suite H
    Greenville, NC 28590
    • 1.(252) 757-7777 Tel
  • -- mi
    Burlington, NC
    2630 Ramada Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    • 1.(336) 506-1041 Tel
  • -- mi
    Fayetteville, NC
    4200 Morganton Road, Suite 200-15
    Fayetteville, NC 28314
    • 1.(910) 484-3333 Tel
  • -- mi
    Asheville, NC
    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28803
    • 1.(828) 412-3503 Tel
  • -- mi
    Wilmington, NC
    1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 120
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    • 1.(910) 256-4445 Tel
View more