Nursing Home Negligence
Dunlap and Chattanooga Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Placing a parent in a nursing home can be difficult. No matter how careful you are in selecting the right nursing home, there is always the possibility of negligence and abuse. Today, nursing home abuse is even more common with an aging population, overcrowded elder care facilities and the nursing home industry’s desire for profit.
To schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your nursing home abuse claim with an experienced and skilled Tennessee personal injury lawyer, please call us at 423.949.3621 or fill out the online contact form.
Located in the greater Chattanooga area (Dunlap), Sequatchie County, Attorneys Greer, Swafford & Adams through its networking with other specialty firms has over 35 years of experience assisting families in nursing home abuse and negligence claims.
In addition to our extensive experience, we offer personal service and attention, and a staff dedicated to protecting your interests. Nursing home abuse and negligence doesn’t routinely occur, but it is comforting to know that when it does happen, you have an experienced attorney on your side.
For additional information about us and the benefits of retaining our services, please visit our Firm Overview.
Signs of Tennessee Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
How can you tell if nursing home abuse or negligence is taking place? Information from the nursing home resident is often an obvious and excellent source for learning about abusive or negligent behavior. Unfortunately, many residents are unable or reluctant to discuss any negligence or abuse. Therefore, we are providing some of the more frequent signs of neglect or abuse in nursing home facilities:
- Bed sores – also referred to as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers; they are typically found on residents who are fully or partially incapacitated and come from not being moved into another position for a prolonged period of time
- Dehydration and starvation – failure to adequately hydrate and feed the resident
- Medication errors – including wrong medication or wrong dosage, as well as failure to administer medication
- Broken bones and bruises – indicating falls, abuse or improper restraint
- Unexplained or suspicious injury or death – can occur from a variety of causes involving inadequate care
- Heavy medication – over medicating residents as a substitute for providing proper care for the residents
- Withdrawn or abusive behavior – could be a sign of emotional or verbal abuse
Contact an Experienced Tennessee Elder Law Attorney Today
For more information about Tennessee nursing home neglect or to discuss your nursing home abuse claim with a qualified personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to achieving your goals, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 423.949.3621 (Dunlap) or 423.775.3621 (Dayton). If you prefer, you can also fill out our intake form. All inquiries will be promptly answered. Experience matters.