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The elderly deserve the best from nursing homes and rarely get it. Unfortunately, in many instances, the elderly are neglected and suffer injury or death. We take nursing home abuse and neglect cases seriously and have significant experience in this area of the law.

Why So Many Injuries Happen in Nursing Homes

In our experience, the neglect isn’t because of bad nursing. The neglect results from the corporations that own and manage nursing homes putting profit over patient safety. Nursing homes reduce the amount of nursing personnel in the nursing home to make a higher profit.  When there are not enough nursing personnel for the number of elderly patients, then many preventable injuries and deaths occur. One of our attorneys Bart Siniard, who specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect, has this to say about the nursing home industry:

It is not the nurses and nursing assistants who are negligent. It is the for-profit corporations that run these facilities. Our job is to make them pay when they forget what’s most important — the health and safety of the elderly.

Attorney Tommy Siniard has settled the most nursing home injury and death cases of an attorney in north Alabama. For that reason, in the Huntsville legal community, he is considered one of the best Huntsville Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys.

How to Know Which Nursing Homes Are the Worst?

Read this helpful article to find out how to determine which nursing homes are best and which ones you should avoid. They are not all created equal and you need the best care for your loved one.

Types of Nursing Home Injuries

The most common cases of neglect we see involve

  • bedsores (i.e. pressure ulcers)
  • fractured bones
  • head injuries
  • dehydration and malnutrition
  • By far the most preventable injury/complication are “bedsores” or pressure ulcers. Failure to reposition the patient is the primary cause of this injury. Listen to more about nursing home pressure ulcers:

    Other common injuries we see are due to falls. Many nursing homes do not put fall prevention interventions in place because they don’t have enough staff. As a result, we see broken bones (usually fractured hips) and head injuries all too often.

    How We Handle Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence Cases

    Our law firm evaluates these cases with a team of experts to see if medical negligence occurred. We review the case for free and we only get paid if we take the case and win. Nursing home claims are rarely settled with litigation, meaning we will likely have to file a lawsuit. We aggressively litigate these cases until we expose the root cause of the neglect. At that point, either a settlement is reached or we prepare for trial.

    Nursing Home Resources

    Whether you are looking to find the best nursing home or looking to take legal action against one, we are the right resource of information related to nursing homes. See our Nursing Home Resources to assist you with legal issues involving nursing homes. If you suspect your family member is suffering nursing home abuse or neglect, read our Complete Guide to Nursing Home Abuse.

    If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect, you can also reach out for a free case evaluation.