Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in North Carolina
Offering Compassionate, Dedicated Legal Representation
If your loved one is suffering from physical abuse in a North Carolina nursing home, an experienced nursing home negligence attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. can help you put an end to this immediately. We work quickly to contact the appropriate authorities and begin building a case aimed at recovering the full, fair compensation your family deserves. We have several office locations throughout the state and are well-prepared to assist clients from Raleigh to Charlotte to Fayetteville and all of the surrounding areas.
Types of Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes
Physical abuse refers to any type of harm, pain, or injury inflicted on one person by another. Because of aging and deteriorating health, elderly people tend to be more vulnerable to injury. When physically abused, an elderly person may suffer from a number of injuries, including brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, internal bleeding, paralysis, neck or back injuries, and more.
At our firm, we have experience representing victims of all forms of physical abuse, including:
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Battery and aggravated battery
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Pushing, kicking, shoving, hitting, punching, etc.
- Unlawful use of physical restraints
- Prolonged or continual deprivation of food or water
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts, open wounds, welts, bruises, red marks
If you have noticed unexplained injuries on your loved one or other indications that abuse is occurring, do not hesitate to contact Lanier Law Group. Even if you are not completely sure that your loved one has been physically abused, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Taking Swift Legal Action
If you suspect that your loved one has been physically abused by a caretaker at a nursing home, it is important to contact an experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse attorney who can assist you in taking legal action. Lanier Law Group can guide you through the process of filing criminal charges against the person responsible for your loved ones' injuries. We can also help you file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual in civil court.
Not only does your loved one potentially stand to recover compensatory damages for his or her pain and suffering, but he or she could also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish those responsible for the abuse and provide a much-needed sense of justice for your elderly loved one and your entire family. Pursuing this course of action can also help to ensure that similar situations do not occur to other innocent victims in the future.
To learn the full range of your rights under North Carolina personal injury law, please don't hesitate to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer at our offices. Call (855) 757-4204 to get started.