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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Abuse or neglect of the elderly should never be tolerated. Contact us to learn about your rights.

When we decide to place a loved one in a nursing home, we do so with a heavy heart – and with certain expectations. We expect our loved ones will be treated with a standard of care allowing them to retain as much quality of life as possible.

Our experienced Charlotte nursing home negligence lawyers know this, unfortunately, is not always the case. Nursing home residents face abuse and neglect every day for a variety of reasons. And the abuse and neglect may be worsening as a problem in North Carolina and across the United States. As the population ages, more and more elderly residents are moving into nursing homes. While regulations exist dictating the conduct of staff and standard of care, these standards are not always met.

Nursing home abuse takes many forms in North Carolina. The abuse may not necessarily be committed on purpose. Nursing home abuse may result from a fatigued or poorly trained nursing home staff member. A nursing home may lack adequate staff to provide the standard of care expected by loved ones. No matter the cause, nursing home negligence should not be tolerated and demands immediate legal action. We may be able to file a personal injury claim on your behalf.  Call 704-375-8488 for a free consultation.

What are common types of nursing home abuse?

The following are some of the most common types of nursing home abuse in North Carolina:

  • Failure to provide necessary care
  • Failure to monitor the nursing home resident
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Psychological injury
  • Humiliation
  • Isolation
  • Withholding food or medicine that may lead to a wrongful death
  • Giving wrong medication or wrong medication dosage

What are the signs of nursing home neglect and abuse?

Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect may be obvious, such as unexplained cuts, bruises or bedsores. Other times, signs and symptoms may develop over time – such as weight loss – or not be obvious at all. A loved one may display sudden mood changes or simply be less communicative. You may sense something is wrong. If you have a loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, it’s important to be aware of signs of abuse.

Signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include the following:

  • Bedsores
  • Open wounds or cuts
  • Lost weight
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Dehydration
  • Poor hygiene
  • Urine or fecal odors

What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse?

In some nursing home abuse cases, somebody who is being abused may lack the ability to describe the abuse or ask for help. In other instances, while signs may be obvious, nursing homes may deny allegations of abuse or even say your loved one caused his or her own injuries. At Hull & Chandler, P.A., our experienced legal team thoroughly investigates nursing home negligence by getting medical professionals to look at the case, examining nursing home records and interviewing witnesses. We work hard to get our clients all the compensation allowed under law. In handling such difficult cases, we leave nothing unexamined.

How to Reach Hull & Chandler, P.A.

If your loved one was injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you will need to take aggressive action. Hold negligent nursing homes responsible. Contact Hull & Chandler, P.A., for a free case consultation. We’re ready to set things right. We can help you pursue compensation for your losses.

We recognized your case is about more than money. It’s about accountability. It’s about sending a message throughout North Carolina that the actions that harmed your loved one will not harm another person. Let us take a stand for you. Let us be your voice.

Call 704-375-8488 today. We proudly serve accident victims in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Gaston County and other counties throughout North Carolina.