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Charlotte, NC Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers - Nurse abusing nursing home patient

Charlotte, NC Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are intended to be places where our elders can get the care and attention they need to live out their golden years in health and happiness. But all too often, the staff at these homes take advantage of our most vulnerable population.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms: physical abuse, negligent care, financial exploitation, and more. No matter the circumstances, if you or a loved one have been abused in a nursing home, an experienced and dedicated nursing home abuse attorney may be able to help you obtain justice. We have the resources and experience to take on big companies and recover the compensation you need to move on with your life.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. It costs nothing upfront to hire us, and we get paid only if you win.

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  • Types of Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing home abuse occurs when a facility fails to meet the standards of care established by the nursing home community. There are many different types of abuse, but some are more subtle than others:

    • Negligent care (e.g., failure to assist with personal hygiene or maintain sanitary conditions)
    • Negligent staffing or understaffing (e.g., hiring staff who don’t have the requisite experience, failing to perform background checks, not hiring enough staff)
    • Physical, sexual, or mental/emotional abuse (including verbal abuse)
    • Isolating the resident and/or giving them the silent treatment
    • Financial exploitation (manipulating the resident for financial gains, such as modifying their will or paying for things with their money)

    Nursing home abuse may apply to any situation where a nursing home resident has been neglected, abused, manipulated, or exploited, and suffered injuries as a result.

  • Warning Signs of Abuse

    It can be hard to know if nursing home abuse is happening, especially in cases of verbal or emotional abuse. Here are some of the red flags to watch out for:

    • Bedsores
    • Unexplained injuries
    • Hunger or weight loss
    • Lethargy or withdrawal
    • Depression or anxiety
    • Unsanitary living conditions
    • Missing money or valuables
    • Falls
    • Bruising, especially on wrists or ankles (which suggest physical restraints)
    • Conflict with staff

    By keeping an eye out for these warning signs, you’ll be ready to step in and hold the nursing home accountable, if necessary.

  • How an Attorney Can Help

    The first thing a nursing home abuse lawyer can do is determine if abuse is occurring and if it is, take action to put a stop to it.

    They can also gather evidence to build a case against the nursing home and/or the staff who perpetrated the abuse. This may involve interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, consulting medical experts, and many other steps.

    An attorney can figure out how extensive the abuse was, and what a fair settlement or jury award would be in this instance. They’ll fight to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, and punitive damages (to discourage the home from abusing other people), among others.

    They’ll negotiate with the nursing home’s insurance company, and if a fair settlement can’t be reached, they’ll present your case at trial before a jury. Most cases don’t reach this point, but notably, Morgan & Morgan’s jury awards are often 20 times higher than the pretrial offers. Insurance companies are aware of this reputation and will generally do all they can to avoid the courtroom. 

    So don’t wait. Contact an attorney today if you fear that nursing abuse may have happened or may be happening. It costs nothing to hire us, and our fee comes out of a successful settlement or jury award, never out of your own pocket.

  • Contact a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Charlotte

    When a nursing home or its staff takes advantage of its residents, they must be held accountable for their actions. For over 30 years, Morgan & Morgan has been bullying the bullies—fighting For The People, Not The Powerful. Over that time, we’ve recovered more than $20 billion for our clients across all practice areas and offices. Our Charlotte attorneys are tough, experienced, empathetic, and they know how to win.

    Don’t let injustice stand. If you or a loved one have been neglected, abused, or exploited by a nursing home, contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

    Disclaimer: Cases may be referred to and handled by another law firm as referral counsel.

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