HGD attorney Brandy Robertson was the guest speaker at the Alabama Association of Paralegals CLE on Thursday, December 9. Brandy covered the topic of “Elder Abuse/Nursing Home Negligence.” Nursing home neglect has always been a problem in Alabama. However, nursing homes have been hit particularly hard during the coronavirus pandemic. Deaths caused by nursing home neglect have surged in the last two years. Some nursing homes have failed to provide residents the care they need.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are two different occurrences. Sometimes people assume that nursing home abuse only involves physical injuries caused by doctors or nurses intentionally hurting vulnerable victims. However, nursing home neglect is a type of abuse, as well. Nursing home neglect happens when a staff member fails to care for a nursing home resident. The staff member may not intend to harm the resident but could be careless, forgetful, or negligent by failing to do their job properly. Even an unintentional type of nursing home neglect can cause serious injuries. For example, failing to provide a resident’s diabetes medication on time could cause kidney failure or death.
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If your loved one has been neglected in a nursing home, causing injuries or death, it is wise that you reach out to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Depending on the facts in your case, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Taking legal action in a nursing home neglect case is important. Not only will it allow you to pursue financial compensation to cover your damages, but it will also hold a nursing home accountable for their neglect. In Alabama, victims of other people’s negligence have a right to bring a personal injury lawsuit. Victims can seek economic and non-economic damages for their injuries.
At Heninger Garrison Davis, we have a proven track record of success in nursing home neglect cases. Our personal injury lawyers Advocate diligently for our clients so they can recover the compensation they deserve. We also offer new clients a free consultation to ask questions and discuss their cases without a financial obligation. Contact Heninger Garrison Davis today to schedule your free initial consultation.