Montgomery Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
If every nursing home in the US obeyed federal and state elder care laws, abuse and neglect wouldn’t exist. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case at some nursing homes and long-term care facilities – including those in your own backyard. If your loved one suffered any form of nursing home abuse or neglect in Montgomery, Alabama, don’t hesitate to contact Wettermark Keith for a free legal consultation. We can help you protect your loved one and demand fair compensation from the guilty party.
Why Choose Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers?
- We’re passionate representatives of the injured and wronged in the Montgomery community. We care about our city’s elders and about protecting their rights.
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury law, including experience handling elder abuse and neglect claims.
- We take all nursing home abuse claims in Montgomery, AL on a contingency fee basis, with no fees charged unless we win the case.
When Should You Call an Attorney in Montgomery?
Call a lawyer to look at your potential case as soon as you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect. First, call 911 if your loved one is in potential danger. Move your loved one to a safe location. Then, once the police are investigating your claim, contact a lawyer in Montgomery for a free consultation about your rights. Your family or your elderly loved one may be able to bring a civil claim to damages against the nursing home facility. A lawyer can help you collect evidence, build a case and go up against a nursing home in pursuit of justice.
What Is Nursing Home Abuse? What Are the Common Signs?
Nursing home abuse refers to intentionally assaulting or harming elderly residents of a nursing home, usually for personal or financial gain. It is often the staff members of a nursing home that commit abuse or elderly neglect. Five different types of nursing home abuse lead to the majority of injury claims in Alabama.
- Physical abuse. Physical abuse can refer to any injuries intentionally inflicted on a nursing home resident, from pushing an elderly person down to punching or striking a resident. Physical abuse can cause unusual or unexplained serious injuries.
- Emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can negatively affect a resident’s wellbeing from berating, insulting, humiliating, isolating, restraining or otherwise mentally abusing the elderly victim.
- Sexual abuse. Sexual abuse refers to any type of sex crime against a nursing home resident, often by staff members. Sexual abuse can cause physical as well as emotional injuries.
- Financial abuse. Financial abuse takes advantage of a senior citizen to steal money from him or her, often by fraud, misrepresentation, scams, abuse, intimidation or deceit.
- Neglect. Neglect is the failure to care for a senior citizen according to the accepted and required standards. Elder neglect can lead to malnourishment, dehydration, lack of sanitation, infections, and overall declines in physical and mental health.
All types of nursing home abuse could significantly injure your elderly loved one in Montgomery. At Wettermark Keith, we can help you identify the signs of nursing home abuse. Then, we can help you put a stop to abuse and demand justice on behalf of your loved one. Discuss how we can help your family today during a free legal consultation.
Don’t Wait – Contact Wettermark Keith
Contact Wettermark Keith right away if you suspect nursing home abuse. We can help you get your loved one to a safe place and protect his or her rights. The statute of limitations on a nursing home abuse civil claim in Alabama is generally two years from the date of the incident that harmed your loved one. Act now to ensure a valid claim. Call (205) 933-9500 or contact us online at any time to schedule your meeting.