Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Experienced North Carolina attorneys who will fight for your loved one

Moving a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is a difficult decision. We are trusting the staff at the facility to make sure our loved ones stay healthy and safe. But sometimes that trust is violated and residents suffer abuse or neglect. The experienced North Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates fight for their rights.

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 our law firm, our attorneys feel that nursing home neglect and abuse in North Carolina should be pursued under the fullest extent the law allows. So whether you decide to file a nursing home abuse or neglect claim or lawsuit, our law firm can be there for your family every step of the way.

What is nursing home abuse?

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:

Acts of abuse can be committed by staff, other residents, or even visitors. Regardless, the nursing home should have stepped in and taken action to stop the abuse. That’s why it’s critical that family members take steps right away to hold the facility accountable for nursing home abuse.

What is nursing home neglect?

Families trust nursing homes to care for their loved ones. When they don’t and nursing home residents sustain an injury or illness due to neglect, such facilities need to be held accountable for their actions. Examples of nursing home neglect include:

Warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect?

There are many warning signs that a nursing home resident sustained a serious injury or illness due to abuse or neglect, including:

You know your loved one best. If something doesn’t seem right, take action right away. (See below for how to report nursing home abuse.) Then contact our law firm immediately. We can help you every step of the way.

How do I report nursing home abuse or neglect in North Carolina?

There are several steps you can and should take to report nursing home abuse or neglect in North Carolina, including:

Can I sue for nursing home abuse or neglect in North Carolina?

Yes. In most cases, you can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit seeking damages (financial compensation) against the at-fault party – usually the nursing home itself, but other at-fault parties may exist depending on the circumstances of your abuse or neglect case.

This is why it’s critical that you consult with a North Carolina nursing home abuse attorney at our law firm. We can review the details of your case, answer your questions and get right to work on your nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit. We fight to win at Brent Adams & Associates.

Holding negligent nursing homes accountable

When a loved one is in a nursing home, 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.

Our nursing abuse and neglect lawyers are dedicated to pursuing claims for residents who have suffered harm. Because many residents at nursing homes have limited abilities to communicate, identifying and dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect requires an experienced lawyer who knows how to investigate and get the facts.

Our personal injury law firm handles nursing home neglect and abuse cases on a regular basis. Additionally, we have experts available for consultation, 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 neglect cases involving malnutrition, bed sores, open wounds, dehydration, weight loss, falls, burns, infections, inadequate supervision (walkaways), over-sedation, and negligence in many other forms.

We also handle cases involving abuse of nursing home residents. The abuse can be physical and take the form or hitting, pushing, slapping, forced restraint, food or water deprivation or sexual assault. Abuse can be emotional and include humiliation, isolation, making threats or preventing contact with family members.

Our firm knows how to get results

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.

Signs of abuse or neglect can be difficult to spot. They include physical signs, such as burns, bruises, open sores, weight loss or poor hygiene. Or a loved one may be acting strangely. Even if you aren’t sure what happened, you know when something is wrong with your loved one. We are ready to talk with you about your concerns.

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 primary goal is always to make sure that your loved one is being treated well and receiving proper care. Then we can investigate to build a strong case and recover financial compensation for the damages your loved one and your family have suffered.

Our attorneys review cases at no charge. If we do handle your case, we only collect money if we recover damages for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a North Carolina nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer you can count on in a crisis.