Fighting For Vulnerable Elders Suffering From Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect
Entrusting a loved one to a nursing home or assisted care facility is a big decision – and one that often comes with a great deal of headaches and heartache. The last thing you want for your loved one is to suffer mistreatment. Unfortunately, neglect, improper care and outright abuse are far too common in nursing homes across Alabama.
At Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, we fight for vulnerable adults who have been victims of such abuse or neglect in Montgomery, Birmingham and across Alabama. Our personal injury lawyer, Joe Reed, brings more than 25 years of experience to the table. He is a passionate advocate for the underdogs. Powerful opponents such as nursing home care facilities and insurance companies know and respect him for his dedication to clients.
Attorney Reed is aggressive and unrelenting in his pursuit of justice. At the same time, he is caring, compassionate and attentive to clients who have endured such nightmares as nursing home mistreatment.
Common Types Of Abuse And Neglect In Nursing Homes
Mistreatment of nursing home residents can take many forms, including:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Physical abuse (hitting, kicking, slapping, etc.)
- Sexual assault
- Failure to properly rotate bedridden patients, leading to bed sores and infections
- Medication errors
- Failure to secure proper medical care for ailing residents
- Falls or wandering (also called “elopement”) from inadequate supervision
What To Look For
Nursing home mistreatment isn’t always obvious. It often flies under the radar until concerned loved ones insist on answers – often with the help of a lawyer.
If your loved one seems different and withdrawn, or they have unexplained bruises, those are big red flags. Also watch out for deteriorating health, frequent falls and bedsores, which may be signs of improper care.
Let Us Help You Seek Justice For Your Loved One
If you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home, contact us right away. Our attorney can start digging to find out what’s really going on. If you already know that such abuse has taken place, he can fight for justice.
We offer free consultations in these cases. Call 334-625-1794 to schedule yours.