Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nationwide, the amount of abuse and neglect in nursing homes is unfortunately rising. No matter the type of abuse or neglect found in nursing homes, it is very important to take action to bring charges against the negligent party. If you or a loved one has been affected by nursing home abuse, it is important that you contact our law firm as soon as possible.

What can be considered nursing home abuse?

  • Dehydration
  • Bruises
  • Infections
  • Poor or unsanitary living conditions
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Overmedication

Why does nursing home abuse happen?

Oftentimes, nursing home abuse stems from neglect and is the result of many facilities being understaffed or mismanaged. The results of such mismanagement or poor staffing can be negligence or substandard care for you or your loved ones.

What should you do if you believe there is abuse/neglect in nursing home?

If an individual thinks that a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, they should bring those concerns to the attention of the nursing home staff. They should also try to document that abuse and neglect with photographs if possible. If a loved one has died, and you suspect it was a result of neglect or abuse, then you can sue the nursing home for a wrongful death claim. Contact our experienced team of attorneys to investigate your claim if you believe any abuse has taken place.

Info About Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect In Tennessee

People often fail to realize that after finding out there has been some abuse or neglect towards themselves or a loved one in a nursing home, they will definitely need an experienced lawyer to ensure that their rights are fully protected. Insurance companies have enormous wealth and vast numbers of claims adjusters, all of whom have been trained to pay you as little as possible for your claim. They also have teams of lawyers to help them reduce the value of your claim and to deny your claim entirely, if possible.

Remember that having a lawyer by your side doesn’t mean you are filing a lawsuit. It only means that you are protecting your rights, by ensuring you have an experienced and knowledgeable professional looking out for your best interests. Call 865-280-1329 right now and get the lawyers at the Law Office of Burroughs & Capps to fight for your rights.