Elder Abuse Lawyer Serving North and South Carolina
It is a difficult and emotional decision to place a mother, father or grandparent in a nursing home. When you do, you expect that your loved ones will experience the highest level of care possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. No matter how carefully you choose and investigate a nursing home facility, nursing home neglect, abuse, and mistreatment do occur. We understand the serious complications that can result personal injury when victims suffer from nursing home negligence. When you are ready to explore your legal options, we will be here for you. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a nursing home negligence injury attorney. We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options.
For the past 10 years the nursing home population has increased dramatically due to projected longer life expectancies and baby boomers reaching ages requiring nursing home care. Unfortunately, due to the rise in the nursing home population, nursing home litigation is becoming more common in this country.
With more nursing home litigation, attorneys representing nursing homes and insurance companies are often qualifying their nursing homes under medical malpractice laws. This makes presenting cases for abuse more difficult for victims seeking justice because the laws surrounding medical malpractice are very specific and require significantly more detailed documentation of medical treatment than a personal injury case.
When choosing a lawyer to handle nursing home negligence claims it is important to have lawyers who have experience in handling both nursing home negligence cases and medical malpractice cases. Bice Law has the experience and training to represent nursing home victims and their families.
When considering your case, look for the following signs of nursing home neglect and abuse:
- Physical abuse
- Bruising or fractures
- Bed and pressure sores, decubitus ulcers
- Poor physical hygiene
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Over sedation
- Cuts, welts or bruising
- Verbal and emotional abuse
- Withdrawal and lack of communication
- Change in behavior towards family or friends
- Sudden bouts of being emotionally upset or agitation
Although we prepare every case for trial and have received numerous verdicts on behalf of our clients, many of the nursing home abuse claims settle out of court. Whether your case is tried to verdict or a settlement is reached, we will make sure that you and your loved ones are in a safe nursing home environment, and that you will be well compensated for any neglect, abuse, negligence or malpractice by a nursing home facility.
Contact the Nursing Home Negligence Law Firm of Bice Law
If you suspect your loved one has been harmed or injured by a negligent nursing home, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a nursing home negligence attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.