Nursing Homes are designed to care for one of our most vulnerable populations. When choosing a nursing home, you expect yourself or your loved one to be treated with respect and dignity. When a nursing home breaches that duty of care, the results can be devastating and humiliating. You might feel angry at the person that caused the injury and depressed and anxious about your physical and financial issues.
Having previously worked for the insurance defense companies, we know how they work and can help you navigate their relentless process.
This is straightforward. Anything done to cause pain or injury falls into this category. The signs will likely be physical and may present as the following:
This includes inappropriate physical contact, groping, intercourse, or any other sexual activity with a patient who does not consent or is unable to consent, is threatened, or is physically forced. Many of the signs given for physical abuse also apply here. In addition, look for:
These include verbal abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, or actions that negatively affect mental state, such as confinement or isolation. Many of these warning signs may indicate other types of abuse as well. Abuse or neglect of any kind can cause emotional stress.
When someone is mishandling, defrauding, or denying a patient access to their financial resources, they’re committing financial abuse. This is more likely to occur at assisted living facilities and most likely to happen to a person suffering from dementia receiving in-home care.
Neglect is abuse, too. It’s defined as any negligent, passive, or willful deprivation of something a patient needs – whether it’s nourishment, care, medicine, or assistance. Some common signs of neglect are:
Regardless of your injury, so long as it was caused by someone acting in a negligent manner, you have the right to take action for compensation. We can help you obtain compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues that you may face because of your injury.
North Carolina law allows only Three Years to file a Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse claim. This deadline is critical to your rights because if you don’t get your lawsuit started in court before North Carolina’s three-year filing window closes, you’ll lose your right to have your case heard. Call our offices today to avoid missing your window of opportunity.
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