Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Compassionate, Experienced Legal Advocates in North Carolina
Was your loved one abused in a nursing home facility? Assisted living facilities and other elder care homes are responsible for the well being and safety of their residents. These responsibilities include day-to-day care, feeding, administration of medications, housekeeping, and more. While some facilities care for their residents with compassion and thoroughness, others are careless, incompetent, and even abusive.
If your loved one’s residence fails to provide adequate care, the facility manager or owner could be found responsible for any harm that occurs as a result. To discuss the details of your potential case, we encourage you to reach out to our attorneys.
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For more than 30 years, our team at Crumley Roberts has been committed to doing right by our clients. Since 1989, we’ve recovered more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we truly care about doing our part to get our clients back on their feet after a serious accident. Our team has helped thousands of injured clients seek justice from the careless parties responsible for their harm, and we want to hear from you if you have a nursing home abuse case, too.
Call (866) 691-0607 to schedule a free consultation with our North Carolina nursing home abuse attorneys.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can come in many shapes and sizes, and is not limited purely to physical abuse. An abuser might refuse their victim food, avoid cleaning their bedding, or verbally abuse them when nobody else is around. Alternatively, abuse might include sexual exploitation, inappropriate photography, or physical harm, like burns, hair-pulling, pinching, pushing, or hitting. If an elderly person is threatened, harmed, or put at serious risk of harm, their treatment can be categorized as abuse, and may be pursued through legal action.
Nursing home abuse may take on any of the following forms:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from any type of abuse, bring your suspicions to their attention and encourage them to discuss the issue with you or another trusted family member. Next, call the police to report the abuse and take your loved one out of the abusive facility immediately.
Elder Abuse & Liability
Anyone could abuse an elderly person, though the most likely parties include those closest to them, or those who have easy access to their facility. If a caregiver, doctor, nurse, facility manager, or other similar party harms a resident of their facility, they could be found responsible for elder abuse. Likewise, if someone fails to call for medical help when they know a resident under their care is harmed or ill, they could be liable for negligence.
In any case, the nursing home facility is almost always partially responsible for any wrongdoing that occurs under their roof. The manager or owner is partially, or fully, responsible for the well being of their residents, and if they fail to protect them by hiring ill-qualified employees, under staffing, or failing to acknowledge and address cases of abuse, they could face legal repercussions.
We Stand Up For You
Do you have a nursing home abuse case? Our team at Crumley Roberts is committed to helping the wrongfully injured, and we can guide you through each step of the legal process as we pursue justice and compensation on your behalf. We understand how difficult it is to discover that your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, and we want to use our ample resources to help you take action against the abusive or negligent party. We’ve helped thousands of individuals during our 30+ years of practice, and we want to help you, too.