Baldwin County Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Lawyer

Baldwin County Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Lawyer

Nursing homes should care for our senior and special needs populations, although some have become breeding grounds for harmful abuse and neglect. When this occurs and results in injuries, families of these neglected and abused nursing home residents can take legal action against the involved nursing homes to seek damages and hold the facilities accountable.

If you believe that your loved one suffered preventable injuries at their nursing home, seek help from a Baldwin County nursing home neglect/abuse lawyer to get justice for your loved one.

What is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

It can be difficult to identify nursing home abuse or neglect, especially since many seniors are more accident and injury-prone to begin with. Elder abuse occurs when a caretaker, such as at a nursing home, intentionally or unintentionally harms a resident in a long-term care facility. The abuse can cause physical and mental trauma, medical emergencies, and death.

Nursing home neglect is an intentional or unintentional form of abuse where caregivers fail to provide proper care to those who need it. Below are some alarming elder abuse and neglect statistics:

  • One-third of all residents in our nursing homes have suffered abuse.
  • Two-thirds of nursing home workers surveyed confessed to having abused or neglected a resident.
  • One study showed that 85% of all assisted living facilities reported one form of abuse or neglect, although this figure is still conservative.
  • A 2019 NPR report revealed that 97% of nursing home abuse cases in five states were unreported, contrary to what the law requires.

Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse takes different forms. These forms include the following:

  • Physical assault
  • Emotional or mental abuse
  • Sexual abuse or assault
  • Financial abuse

Forms of Nursing Home Neglect

Neglect in nursing homes also takes different forms, including failing to provide:

  • Personal hygiene care
  • Basic nutrition and shelter
  • Medical care

Contact a Baldwin County Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney Today

If you want to get justice for your abused or neglected loved one due in a nursing home? The law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, can help, so please contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free consultation.