Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home abuse is a terrible crime that no family wishes to think could happen to them. It is a heinous act that can cause significant physical injuries, emotional distress and psychological trauma to a vulnerable elderly victim. Elder abuse often takes place for a while before loved ones discover signs of something wrong. Sadly, by this time, nursing home abuse might have already caused significant damage to the victim.
At Wettermark Keith, our lawyers are passionate about putting an end to elder abuse in the Birmingham community. We help families take stands against nursing homes whose staff members commit acts of abuse and/or neglect against their residents. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect during your loved one’s long-term care, contact us immediately for a free case review by an attorney.
Why We’re Right for You
- We have proven our ability to obtain top results for cases and clients in the past.
- We can go up against any nursing home facility in Alabama at trial, if necessary.
- We provide individualized attention and tailored legal services to each client.
- We take many different types of civil cases in Alabama – big and small.
- We don’t charge for nursing home abuse claims unless we secure compensation.
How Can a Lawyer in Birmingham Help?
Nursing home abuse civil claims can be difficult to navigate alone. Unique state and federal laws apply to these cases. Nursing homes may refute liability or try to claim that abuse never took place. An insurance company might try to limit your family’s recovery. When you hire a lawyer, he or she can take care of all these issues for you while you focus on spending time with your elderly loved one and healing. Your lawyer will position your case properly for its best odds of resulting in justice and financial compensation.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse refers to intentionally injuring a resident in a nursing home or long-term living facility. An injury could be physical or emotional. Abuse can take many forms in a nursing home setting, from a staff member physically striking an elderly resident to stealing the resident’s valuables.
- Kicking, slapping or hitting the senior
- Unexplained injuries or hospital visits
- Burns or lacerations
- Strap marks from unnecessary restraint
- Forced isolation
- Neglect, malnourishment or starvation
- Mental or verbal abuse
- Unnecessary sedation
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation
If you have any inclination that your elderly loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse in Birmingham, speak out right away. Contact Wettermark Keith for an official investigation. Elder abuse in nursing homes around the US happens more often than most families realize. Protect your loved one and hold the offender liable by reaching out to us as soon as possible.
What Are Your Rights in the Face of Nursing Home Abuse?
If a nursing home is not taking proper care of your loved one, or if one of its staff members is abusing him or her, your family might have grounds to bring a civil lawsuit. First, take your loved one out of the nursing home and into a safe place. Then, report the nursing home to the authorities.
While the police investigate, talk to our lawyers about a civil claim against the facility. We may be able to find proof of abuse or neglect, such as video footage, eyewitness accounts, previous complaints against the offender or physical injuries. Then, we can help you build a case and submit it to the correct Jefferson County courts in pursuit of financial compensation for your injured loved one.
Contact a Birmingham Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Today
Do not hesitate to protect your family and your loved one’s rights by contacting Wettermark Keith right away about alleged nursing home abuse in Birmingham. The nursing home may owe you compensation for causing your family member’s physical injuries, illness, infection, health decline, mental anguish, emotional distress, financial losses or wrongful death. Call (205) 933-9500 today to reach our local nursing home abuse attorneys for a free consultation.