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.
Holding Nursing Homes Accountable
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.
Experts Available in Healthcare Fields to Help Your Case
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.