Protecting Vulnerable Elderly Clients and Their Families
At Asbill Stiles, LLC, we have been focusing 100 percent of our attention on helping injured clients for more than 24 combined years. Of all the North Carolina injury and wrongful death claims we handle, perhaps none is more upsetting than nursing home abuse.
When residents enter nursing homes, assisted living houses and other elderly care facilities, it is because they are vulnerable and no longer able to care for themselves or protect themselves as well. When medical professionals, staff and others take advantage of this vulnerability, the results can be tragic physically and emotionally for everyone involved. If you or someone you love has suffered nursing home abuse, contact us. Our Charlotte nursing home abuse lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your suffering.
Abuse of Vulnerable Elders in Nursing Homes
There is a wide range of abuse that elderly nursing home residents have had to endure, from physical and sexual abuse, to emotional abuse and financial abuse of the elderly. These violations would be much easier to stop if it was easier to determine who is generally responsible, but elder abuse comes at the hand of anyone who might have access to the elderly person:
- Medical professionals: Doctors and nurses often use their influence and privilege to take advantage of elderly patients.
- Nursing home staff: One of the most common mistakes that nursing home administrations make is not taking the proper care in screening their employees. People with criminal records can be found in many nursing homes, with almost unfettered access to elderly residents and their personal possessions.
- Family and friends: This is the most tragic abuse scenario, when close personal family members or friends commit abuse or coercion against elderly nursing home residents.
Nursing Home Neglect
Neglect often comes in the form of medical malpractice, surgical errors or lack of adequate care. Without proper nutrition and hydration, frequent movement, adequate sanitation and other forms of basic care being met, elderly residents can suffer serious injuries, illnesses, humiliation and even death.
Our attorneys help nursing home residents and their families fight back against negligent nursing homes and obtain full and fair compensation for the wrongs they have suffered.
Contact a North Carolina Attorney | Asbill Stiles, LLC
We offer free initial consultations and we take all of our North Carolina medical malpractice cases on contingency, so you will not pay attorney fees until we are successful in your case. Call 704-266-1499 or 888-377-1388 toll free, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm.