Negligence at nursing homes that causes serious injuries and even death is all too common. If you or your loved one has been injured at a care facility, turn to an experienced Birmingham nursing home lawyer from The Wininger Law Firm for help. Even if you simply suspect neglect or abuse is occurring but aren’t sure, we will review the evidence. We will then advise you about the steps to take to protect your family member’s health, well-being and rights.
For more than 50 years, our family-owned law firm has passionately and successfully stood up for people who have been victims of negligence in Alabama, including in nursing homes. We fight for the elderly and people of any age who have been abused or neglected in care facilities. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are skilled at proving negligence and holding responsible parties accountable.
Contact our law firm today to arrange for a free consultation if you are worried about the care a loved one has received in a nursing home. A compassionate nursing home abuse attorney can be reached at (205) 322-3663. Depending upon the details of the case, you or your loved one may be able to receive compensation.
Nursing homes are supposed to care for people. But Medicare statistics for Alabama prove that this isn’t always the case. These numbers show that approximately one-quarter of the state’s nursing homes provide subpar care. Out of 227 nursing homes in the state …
Even at facilities that are ranked average and above, injuries can still happen. Anytime injuries at a nursing home occur, whether they are due to uncaring neglect or intentional abuse, that facility can be held liable in a lawsuit.
Neglect that causes dangerous injuries at nursing homes is not always intentional. It can happen through basic carelessness or distraction. As examples, injuries can result when overworked or undertrained staff …
Abuse on the other hand is intentional. It can involve …
Stealing money or property from a nursing home resident is another type of abuse. Financial abuse also happens when nursing homes improperly and intentionally charge people for services they didn’t get or add fraudulent fees or other charges to bills.
As you can see, neglect and abuse can happen in many ways. If you think it is happening to your relative, call our skilled nursing home abuse lawyers at (205) 322-3663. We’ll advise you about the best steps to take to safeguard your loved one’s well-being and rights and hold wrongdoers accountable.
Elders and others who live in nursing homes often can’t tell us that they are being neglected or abused. They may be too scared. Or they may suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s or another condition that makes it hard to communicate. So it’s important to know common signs and symptoms that may point to nursing home negligence. These signs include:
When nursing home residents can’t speak out, they need someone to do it for them. If you believe your loved one was the victim of abuse and neglect in a nursing home, here are some things you can do:
Another important thing to do is to call a Birmingham nursing home abuse attorney at (205) 322-3663. The Wininger Law Firm will counsel you about actions to take to protect your loved one from further harm. Our lawyers will also guide you through the legal process of holding the negligent facility responsible.
As a family-owned legal firm, we understand the anxiety, anger and confusion people experience when their loved ones are harmed in nursing homes. We will not back down in fighting for justice for your family member.
Facility owners and managers can be sued for the negligent acts or conduct of their employees. Many nursing homes understaff their facilities in an effort to save money. They may also hire unlicensed employees. Often nursing home operators don’t provide enough training to workers. When overworked or inadequately trained staff members make negligent mistakes that cause injuries, owners and managers may try to cover it up. Facilities may not have adequate security systems in place to protect residents from assault by staff or other residents.
Nursing home staff members who don’t properly care for patients or who are intentionally abusive can also be held liable in lawsuits. This may include doctors, nurses, nurses’ aides and other workers.
What compensation might be available in a nursing home negligence case? Compensation is based upon what someone loses because of their injuries. Typical damages that are asked for in cases of nursing home negligence include payment for things such as:
When someone dies because of mistreatment at a nursing home, a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought. Only the personal representative of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. Only punitive damages can be asked for in these claims.
Every injury and wrongful death claim is different. We’ll look at the circumstances of your case to advise you about the damages you may be able to ask for and help you arrive at fair compensation. Call our nursing home abuse lawyers in Birmingham, AL, today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our phone number is (205) 322-3663. We are here for you when your beloved family member has been harmed.
Just because a person is physically or mentally disabled and lives in a nursing home, it doesn’t mean they don’t have rights. Under Medicare’s bill of rights, nursing home patients have the right to:
They also have the right to hold nursing homes accountable for poor care and abuse. When nursing home resident can’t do it themselves, they need someone to do it for them.
Nursing homes have a legal duty to protect the well-being and safety of residents. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for negligence in a lawsuit. If you or a family member has been hurt while a resident at a nursing home, our skilled law firm will review your case and advise you about legal steps that you can take.
Call (205) 322-3663 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Birmingham nursing home abuse attorney. You have nothing to lose, because you pay us only if we win your case. And you have potentially much to gain by holding the negligent facility accountable.