Alabama Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
No one should suffer at the hands of those they trusted to care for them. Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer in Alabama to explore your legal options.
We trust health care providers with our safety and security. You likely never expected your loved one to be abused after moving into a nursing home. But it’s happened, and now you’re left with more questions than answers. If you or a loved one experienced abuse in a nursing home, you may have legal recourse.
At Monge & Associates, we’re proud to represent injury victims throughout Alabama. We’ll work diligently to identify the liable parties and ensure they are held to account. Continue reading to learn more about nursing home abuse and your legal options.
Defining Nursing Home Abuse in Alabama
Nursing home abuse isn’t a single type of abuse. It takes many forms. Physical abuse is the most widely recognized and can account for unexplained bruises, burns, scratches, bite marks, fractured bones, and other injuries.
But it also takes the form of emotional and psychological abuse. That could include:
- Name calling
- Silent treatment
There is also financial abuse. In this case, the abuse takes advantage of the victim by stealing money or blank checks, altering legal documents, withholding money, restricting money, or otherwise limiting access to the victim’s financial assets.
Finally, abusers may neglect nursing home residents or abuse them sexually. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the above types of abuse, reach out to an attorney for help determining your next steps.
Liability for Alabama Nursing Home Abuse
For your claim to succeed, you must determine who or what is liable. Of course, this includes the abuser, who may face criminal charges in addition to the civil charges your attorney will file.
But in these cases, other parties may also be liable. If the nursing home staff failed to prevent the abuse or neglected to report it when they witnessed it, they can be held just as liable. These parties include:
- Nursing home staff
- Nursing home supervisors
- Nursing home administrators
- The facility itself
- The owner of the facility
Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Alabama
When the future seems scary and uncertain, reach out for the compassionate help from an attorney with Monge & Associates. We will walk you through the claims process and serve as a legal advocate against corporations who might take advantage of you.
Schedule a free, no-obligation case review when you call our office at 800-421-0174 or complete the quick contact form below.