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Was Your Loved One Injured In A Nursing Home?

Nursing Home abuse and neglect are widespread all over America. This is of particular concern in Alabama, where there is little regulation of the industry by a very small enforcement staff. Alabama nursing homes are some of the lowest staffed in the country.

There is no question that adequate staffing is directly related to the quality of care residents receive. This was confirmed by a recent government study. In the summer of 2000, the administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) stated, "... conditions like bedsores, malnutrition and weight loss increase when staffing falls below a certain level. Fifty-four percent of nursing homes do not meet minimally adequate staff levels, and 92 percent have less staff than necessary to give optimal care."

If your loved one has suffered an injury in a nursing home, call 205-282-4467 for a free attorney consultation. From our office in Jasper, our lawyers serve clients in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and beyond.

Common types of abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bedsores
  • Repeated falls
  • Broken bones
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Elder abuse

Protecting Your Loved One

The professionals at The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C. realize that the safety of your loved one can be at risk if nursing home neglect or abuse is occurring. If the problem is not solved by immediately notifying the administration of the nursing home, then the family representative should file a complaint with the Alabama Department of Public Health. The Alabama Department of Public Health is located in the RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104; P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-3017.

The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C. can bring a civil action against nursing homes and their individual employees who are responsible for neglect and/or abuse in order to recover damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and in some cases, punitive damages. Punitive damages are assessed by juries against a defendant as an example to deter others from similar conduct.

For More Information About Your Legal Options

The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C. represents individuals and their families who have been harmed by nursing home neglect and abuse. We offer a free, confidential consultation. You may contact us toll free at 888-821-0531 or send us an email. We will be glad to discuss your potential claim.