Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in North Carolina
Nursing home neglect and abuse are serious problems affecting thousands in North Carolina nursing homes. Signs of nursing home neglect may be difficult to recognize. Staff may go to great efforts to conceal evidence of abuse. Without proper information, family members may not understand how their loved one is protected under state and federal law. At the law firm of Brent Adams & Associates we feel that nursing home neglect and abuse in North Carolina should be pursued under the fullest extent the law allows.
When a loved one requires nursing home care, it's important they are treated with the best medical care, dignity, and respect. Unfortunately, this does not always occur--even in the best nursing home facilities. The only way to prevent nursing home abuse from happening is to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions and the actions of employees.
The nursing home abuse lawyers in Raleigh, Cary, Fayetteville, Clinton & Dunn at Brent Adams & Associates are dedicated to pursuing claims that arise out of nursing home neglect. Because many residents at nursing homes have limited abilities to communicate, identifying and dealing with nursing home abuse requires knowledge of your loved one's rights.
Brent Adams & Associates handles nursing home neglect and abuse cases on a regular basis. Additionally, we have experts available in all healthcare fields including medical doctors who specialize in various fields such as geriatrics, nutrition, surgery, nursing, nursing home administration and other professionals knowledgeable in these matters.
We handle nursing home cases involving malnutrition, bed sores, open wounds, dehydration, weight loss, falls, burns, infections, inadequate supervision (walkaways), over-sedation, and negligence in many other forms. Numerous federal and state laws were developed to provide nursing home patients protection from abuse and neglect. Additionally, patients have privacy, security, and other rights.
Nursing home residents in North Carolina are protected on a special "Bill of Rights," as well as the Nursing Home Reform Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. Nursing home patients may find themselves subject to dozens of adverse conditions through no fault of their own. If you suspect that your loved one could be a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you may wish to have your nursing home neglect case evaluated. Our attorneys review cases at no charge and we only collect money if we recover damages for you.
Blog for Nursing Home Neglect
- October is Resident Rights Month
Description: As part of Resident Rights Month, our North Carolina elder abuse attorneys review state and federal laws affecting seniors' rights in nursing homes.
- Growing Trend in Nursing Home Neglect: Poor Dental Care
Description: Nursing home residents across the country are suffering painful dental injuries as a result of negligent staff failing to provide proper oral hygiene services.
- Senior Citizen Brain Injuries Caused by Falls Go Up
Description: Slip-and-fall accidents cause injuries for senior citizens, but a 2013 report shows a jump in traumatic brain injuries caused by falls among seniors.
- What if a Nurse Refuses to do CPR and a Patient Dies? It Happened
Description: What happens when a nurse refuses to administer CPR and a patient dies? Who is responsible for the death?
- Raleigh Senior Housing Infested With Bed Bugs: 3 Tips to Spot Bed Bugs
Description: A Raleigh senior living center is infested with bedbugs. Our Raleigh injury law firm profiled other NC senior centers that experienced pests and mold problems.
- Senior Financial Abuse in the Movie "Say Anything"
Description: Let’s see what our Raleigh personal injury lawyers think about senior financial abuse in the 1980s movie Say Anything, starring John Cusack and Ione Skye.
- 3 Tips to Prevent Senior Financial Abuse
Description: Senior citizens in NC assisted living centers, nursing homes, and the elderly who live independently in their own homes are at risk of financial abuse.
- Former NC Assisted Living Owner Guilty of Fraud
Description: Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Carolina nursing homes can range from prescription errors and bed sores to financial abuse.
- Senior Abuse in North Carolina Results in Jail Time
Description: A 2010 Kenly, NC death of senior citizen, James Cooper, is finally being put to rest over two years after his body was found in his home.
- Bad Conditions at Raleigh Nursing Home Lead to Layoffs
Description: The Raleigh nursing home Blue Ridge Health Care Center was ordered by the state in early 2012 to cease admissions of new patients.
- First National Alzheimer’s Plan
Description: The National Alzheimer’s Project Act will build the first-ever national plan to coordinate care, research, costs and institutions focused on specialized care for the elderly.
- NC Nursing Home Rating System
Description: North Carolina is one of a few states that has a rating system for nursing homes. Nursing homes in NC are rated on a star system.
- NC Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys: Pick a Home for Wandering Seniors
Description: An elderly man wandered away from a NC rest home. Wandering problems with nursing homes in North Carolina have been a hot topic this past year.
- Nursing Home Burns Due to Meth Lab
Description: The first things that come to mind when someone hears ‘nursing home negligence’ are usually poor hygiene, slip-and-falls, missed medications or physical abuse.
- NC Assisted Living Center Infested
Description: Nursing homes in NC have made headlines for infestations of mites, mold and, as of the winter of 2012, mice and cockroaches.
- Raleigh Nursing Home Medication Errors: Preventing Mistakes
Description: Learn three keys to preventing Raleigh nursing home medication errors and drug mistakes from a North Carolina nursing home neglect attorney.
- 3 Tips for Caring for Someone With Dementia
Description: Wandering problems with seniors can lead to serious injuries and even death. A wandering problem means they probably won’t find their way back home.
- New North Carolina Law Protects Nursing Home Residents from Infection
Description: A new law takes effect in North Carolina this month that better protects nursing home residents from tainted tools, untrained staff, and infectious diseases.
- Wake Forest Care Center Shut Down
Description: The Wake Forest Care Center received over $40,000 in fines for accumulated violations over the past six years, and has now been forced to shut down.
- Tax Problems for NC Assisted Living Center
Description: Assisted living center executive, Ronald Burrell, will plead guilty to tax evasion involving dozens of assisted living facilities in North and South Carolina.