North Carolina Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Get the Dedicated, Powerful Legal Representation You Need
The thought of abuse and neglect taking place in nursing homes—the very place where elderly residents go to receive care—is horrifying for most people to imagine. However, the sad truth is that nursing home abuse and negligence is disturbingly common in the United States. While some signs of abuse and neglect are easy to spot, others go unnoticed by family and friends for far too long.
If you believe you or your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the proper authorities right away. Depending on the circumstances, this might be a director at the facility or even local law enforcement. Next, reach out to an experienced North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney who can help you take legal action against the liable parties. At Lanier Law Group, we have been aggressively advocating for victims since 1997; we are the legal heavyweights you want in your corner.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect takes many forms. It is important that you are aware of all these types of nursing home abuse/neglect so that you can identify the signs that something is going on and help put an immediate stop to it.
Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse and negligence include:
- Physical abuse (hitting, pinching, kicking, etc.)
- Neglect (signs include bedsores, soiled clothing, etc.)
- Mental and emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Over- or under-medication
- Improper medical care and treatment
- Lack of general facility safety
If your loved one has developed bedsores, slipped and fell, or has unexplained bruises or other injuries, he or she may be the victim of nursing home abuse. The same is true if you’ve noticed unusual changes to your loved one’s will or strange withdrawals from a checking account. Sudden changes in behavior or mood may also indicate a problem. Learn more about identifying the signs of nursing home abuse here.
Why You Need an Attorney
Nursing home doctors, nursing assistants, and staff members have a responsibility to provide proper care for their residents. When they fail to do so, the situation is similar to when medical professionals fail to uphold the standard duty of care. Victims and their loved ones have the right to seek justice and fair compensation for their damages including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and more.
However, recovering this compensation is not usually an easy task. Having an experienced North Carolina nursing home negligence attorney on your side can make all the difference in your case.
The attorneys at our firm can help you by:
- Immediately notifying authorities that you or your loved one is being mistreated/abused
- Gathering evidence to determine who is to blame/liable
- Putting together necessary documents, including medical records, to support your claim
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf and representing you during legal proceedings
We offer all our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you when you work with our team. Instead, our attorneys’ fees are paid as a percentage of your total recovery. In other words, in the unlikely event that we do not recover compensation in your case, you do not pay anything.
We have office locations throughout the state of North Carolina and serve clients in both English and Spanish. At Lanier Law Group, we are committed to putting an immediate stop to the abuse or neglect you or your loved one is experiencing, as well as securing the maximum compensation you may be owed.
Your initial consultation is completely free. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to discuss your case with our legal team. Call (855) 757-4204 to get started.