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How to Report Nursing Home Neglect in Alabama

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Over a million people in the United States wake up every day in a nursing home. Many of these individuals are helpless, vulnerable, and completely dependent upon nursing home staff to meet their daily needs. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has increasingly declined over the past decade.

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What are Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

If your loved one is in a nursing home, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for telltale clues that may point to abuse.

  • Signs and symptoms of elderly abuse or neglect include:
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Falls
  • Malnutrition

Check for general cleanliness and make sure that your elderly loved one is receiving proper hygienic care as well. If you notice recurring errors or spot signs of abuse make sure to document what you observed and take pictures if you are able to. With a strong nursing home abuse attorney on your side, you can fight for justice on behalf of your loved one and ensure that they are given better care in the future.

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Resident's Rights

Residents of nursing homes have certain rights, if those rights are violated you may be eligible to pursue a case. Residents have many rights, including the right to be fully informed on their health status and records, their choice of doctor and medical decisions. They also have rights in how they are treated and would prefer to interact with in their nursing home.

Other rights as a resident include:

  • Being treated with respect
  • Freedom to participate in activities
  • Free from discrimination, abuse, restraints, and neglect
  • Freedom to make complaints
  • Ability to manage your money as you wish
  • Leave the nursing home

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Our Alabama nursing home abuse lawyers have investigated instances of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the country. We have made a personal commitment to battling this epidemic and will continue to pursue these cases despite litigation of them becoming increasingly more difficult and complicated due to changes in the law.

Related Cases

If you notice any of the above symptoms, call the Sawyer Law Firm at (334) 339-7025 to schedule your free initial consultation. We also handle out-of-state cases.

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