Legal Help For Residents Injured In A Nursing Home
When we move an elderly or ill loved one into a nursing home, it is because we can no longer provide the proper level of care ourselves. We trust the nursing home management team and staff to take care of their medical, physical and emotional needs. When an elderly parent or grandparent is injured because of neglect or misconduct, families feel a real sense of betrayal.
If your loved one has suffered a physical or emotional injury as a result of nursing home negligence in eastern Tennessee or northern Georgia, talk to an attorney at Houston & Alexander, PLLC. We are a team of personal injury lawyers with years of experience protecting the rights of the injured. We know how to investigate nursing home and long-term care facility injuries and prepare strong cases for compensation.
Don’t Take “We Don’t Know” For An Answer
Many elderly people are afraid to talk about their injuries. It may be up to you to question whether neglect or misconduct is the cause. Some common types of nursing home injuries include:
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Food poisoning
- Injuries from assault by staff or other residents
- Medication errors
- Injuries from falls
- Wheelchair and transport injuries
- Bedsores and skin lesions
- Scalding injuries and other burn injuries
- Injury or death after wandering off from the facility
- Emotional trauma
We are skilled trial attorneys who can initiate an investigation to discover how your loved one was injured. When we hold a long-term care facility accountable for understaffing, failure to monitor or general neglect, we may prevent future injuries at that facility as well as recover compensation for your loved one and/or family members.