Nursing Home Abuse Services in Montgomery, AL
We Fight for the Most Vulnerable Both In & Out of State
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.
At Sawyer Law Firm, we are passionate about protecting these defenseless individuals who can so easily be exposed to hidden abuse and neglect. If you suspect your loved one has suffered any type of physical, emotional, or medical mistreatment in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other care center, we urge you to bring your questions, concerns, and suspicions to the attention of our nursing home abuse attorney. Backed by more than 25 years of representing residents and their families in such cases, our Montgomery lawyer for nursing home abuse and neglect has built a reputation for attentive, personalized legal help that is built on creating the long-lasting relationships with clients for which we are known.
If your loved one resides in a nursing home or other care center for the elderly, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for telltale clues that may point to abuse and neglect.
Signs of both neglect and abuse can include:
- Untreated or new health problems
- Indications of restraint, such as marks on wrists
- Torn and/or bleeding skin
- Depression and anxiety
- Medication errors, including overmedication
- Sudden and unexpected trips to the hospital
- Intimidation, harassment, threats, belittlement, or hostile behavior
- Withdrawal of the resident from normal activities
- Agitation, demonstrated by rocking motions, mumbling, or frantic behavior
- Weight loss
- Missing funds from financial accounts
- Added new users to bank accounts and credit cards
- Suspicious changes in estate planning documents, such as wills, titles, and more
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 see signs of abuse, make sure to document what you observe and take pictures as evidence.
Abuse in nursing homes can range from physical abuse to sexual abuse, emotional abuse, isolation, failure to provide required food, water, hygiene, or appropriate medical care, willful deprivation of essential care and assistance, and financial exploitation. Abuse generally involves overt actions while neglect tends to be passive, though not less harmful. Neglect is what can lead to bedsores, infections, dehydration, and malnutrition.
Those confined to nursing homes and other elder-care facilities have certain rights. These rights include the right to be fully informed of their health status and records, their choice of doctor and medical decisions, how they are treated, and preferences in interacting with staff and others within the home.
Other rights include:
- Respectful treatment
- Freedom to participate in activities
- Freedom from discrimination, abuse, restraints, and neglect
- Freedom to make complaints
- Freedom to manage their money as they see fit
- Freedom to leave
If you have been injured in an accident, you can count on the legal team at Sawyer Law Firm to fight for your rights every step of the way. Schedule your free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.
We Are the Backbone for Those Who Cannot Fight For Themselves
Our clients are not just case numbers to us. We truly care about the individuals we represent, and we’re passionate about helping them obtain a better life after the accident or abuse.
Recovery is Our Priority
At Sawyer Law Firm, your recovery is our main priority. Not only do you pay nothing unless we win, but Attorney J.P. will also travel to you if needed.
We Listen & Care
Each case that we take deserves personalized attention & customized strategies. We take a smaller load of clients to ensure you get the representation you deserve.
Decades of Experience
Attorney J.P. has over 25 years of experience and knowledge advocating for individuals injured to the negligence of others.
Attorney J.P. has recovered millions for clients and works tirelessly to obtain the full amount of compensation deserved.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else's negligence, you can count on the legal team at Sawyer Law Firm to fight for your rights every step of the way. Schedule your free case evaluation with our personal injury attorney.
Our Montgomery attorney has 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 their increasing difficulty and complication due to changes in the law.
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With a strong nursing home abuse attorney on your side, you can fight for justice on behalf of your loved one that may include damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. You will also be ensuring that both they and their fellow residents will be given the quality of care they deserve in the future.