Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Birmingham, AL
Worried About Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse ? We Can Help.
When you have a loved one who is no longer able to take care of himself or herself, whether it is because of aging or a disability, you expect that your loved one will get adequate care in a nursing home. If you have any reason to suspect that they have been the victim of abuse or neglect, please do not hesitate to talk to a lawyer and protect the people you love.
Skilled Legal Assistance For Alabama Families
At the law offices of Salter Ferguson, LLC, our Birmingham nursing home injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of all victims. Nursing home neglect and abuse are far too common and there is no excuse. It is up to you to take a stand, and we can help you make sure your loved one has access to the proper care he or she needs through a personal injury claim.
We are passionate about the care of our elderly and disabled. It is our position that the “least of these” are properly cared for in a humane, compassionate and skilled manner. Let us all speak and protect our loved ones who are the individuals most vulnerable to negligence. We can assist you in contacting the appropriate reporting agencies when a loved one has been mistreated or neglected or has suffered a preventable injury.
Detecting Abuse Or Neglect Of A Loved One
There are multiple signs to detect abuse, and often, the family members are the first people to notice them. If your loved one has developed pressure sores (bedsores or decubitus ulcers) leading to skin breakdown, they could be a sign of abuse or neglect. These may seem like small injuries to begin with, but if not properly treated, they can cause serious problems, including those that lead to infection, sepsis and a possible need for amputation.
Injuries such as bedsores and pressure sores can be the results of different types of abuse. Poor skin could be the result of malnutrition and dehydration. It can also develop after the misuse of restraints.
Of course, our firm is dedicated to protecting all victims of abuse and neglect, including head injuries, hip fractures and falls. If you have any reason to believe your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect, we will conduct an investigation to learn more.
In-Home Meetings ~ Free Consultations
We handle all nursing home abuse cases on a contingency basis, which means that you do not have to worry about legal fees until we get you and your family the compensation you deserve. From our offices in Birmingham, we offer a flexible appointment schedule including after-hours and off-site visits. Contact us today for a free initial consultation by sending us an email online with your contact information.