Was Your Loved One Injured In A Nursing Home?
Nursing home abuse and neglect are widespread all over the United States, but it is of particular concern in Alabama, where there is little regulation of the industry and there are very few enforcement officials. Alabama nursing homes are also some of the lowest-staffed in the country.
If your loved one has suffered an injury in a nursing home, call 205-282-4467 or complete our contact form to arrange a free consultation with a skilled and dedicated attorney. From our office in Jasper, we represent individuals and families in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and beyond.
There is no question that adequate or inadequate staffing is directly related to the quality of care residents receive. This was confirmed by a government study that found “…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.”
In some cases, the behavior on the part of nursing home staff goes beyond negligence, rising to the level elder abuse. If your loved one has suffered due to neglect or abuse by nursing home staff, trial lawyer Jonathan Coleman Sapp can help you hole the responsible parties accountable.
Types Of Nursing Home Injuries
There are some common types of injuries and illnesses that result from nursing home neglect or abuse, including:
- Repeated falls
- Broken bones
Protecting Your Loved One | Filing A Complaint
At The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we 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 nursing home administration, your family’s representative should file a complaint with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Here are the street and postal addresses for the ADHP:
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-3017
How We Can Help
If your loved one has been harmed due to nursing home abuse or neglect, The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., can bring a civil action against the nursing home and any individual employees who may be responsible. This kind of legal action can help your family obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and, in some cases, punitive damages. Punitive damages are assessed against a wrongdoer to deter others from similar conduct.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
The Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., represents individuals and families who have been harmed by nursing home neglect or abuse. We offer a free, confidential consultation. Call us locally in Jasper at 205-282-4467 or toll free at 888-821-0531, or you can complete our online contact form. We can help.