Nursing Home Abuse in Alabama
In nursing homes or assisted living facilities, our elderly citizens are typically dependent on staff workers for their normal activities of daily living, including: bathing, dressing, eating, transferring from bed to chair and bathroom use. The staff workers are also generally responsible for medical care of the resident.
Injuries from Nursing Home Abuse
When caring for a resident, the staff workers are responsible for following recognized standards of care. When a worker does not follow the standard of care, injuries to the resident can happen. Most of these injuries are as a result of neglect. Some of these injuries include:
- falls by residents
- improper dosing or failure to provide medication
- physical injuries to the body of the resident
- psychological injuries to the resident
Many of our elderly citizens are in nursing homes and assisted living facilities due to their frailty and medical problems. Therefore, injuries from the negligence of staff workers can be severe.
Who Do I Call If I Suspect Abuse?
When you suspect that a loved one has been injured due to neglect or negligence of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you need to contact an experienced attorney. It is important to contact an attorney immediately, because evidence may need to be preserved quickly, and the law places strict limitations on your ability to file a claim versus the nursing home or assisted living facility.
Call Burns Garner Law Firm for a free consultation regarding injuries to you or a loved one due to improper nursing home or assisted living care.