Was A Loved One Hurt In A Nursing Home?

It is a day most of us dread. Putting a parent, spouse or another loved one into nursing care is an emotionally difficult and financially expensive experience. It is a step few people take lightly, and it is natural that anyone who takes it expects a high level of return for his or her financial and emotional investment. He or she expects nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and group homes to maintain high standards of medical care, and to take care of the family members he or she has entrusted to them.

Despite these expectations, neglect and abuse occur at nursing homes every day. The best nursing homes take precautions to ensure doctors, nurses, nursing aides and other employees are trained and supervised properly, are not overworked or under-resourced, and they take decisive action when instances of negligence or abuse are discovered.

Unfortunately, a significant number of nursing homes have poor training and supervision, pass the buck, cover up their mistakes, and do a terrible disservice to their clients and their patients. They allow nursing home neglect and abuse to occur under their noses, and they fail to take responsibility for their actions (or inaction). They fail to prevent the conditions that can lead to negligence by nurses, physicians and other employees who have contact with patients.

Attorneys Who FIGHT FOR RIGHT Against Elder Abuse

At Williams Newman Williams PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, we represent victims of nursing home abuse in facilities throughout the country. Our attorneys recognize the signs of abuse and neglect, and are highly experienced in nursing home litigation. If you retain our services, we will use our talents to benefit you and your family in claims of nursing home neglect.

Our legal team anticipates and frustrates nursing home defense counsel strategies and counters with effective tactics of their own in negotiation and during litigation in court.

Nursing Home Falls Are Common, But Not Always 'Accidents'

An estimated 183* Mississippi residents die each year as a result of a fall. Of these individuals, 84 percent* were estimated to be age 65 or older.

At Williams Newman Williams PLLC, a substantial portion of the nursing home neglect and abuse claims we handle are related to falls elderly or disabled patients suffer while under the care of nursing homes and other care facilities. Lax supervision, improper training and caregiver burnout are among the many reasons that can be cited for this epidemic among our most vulnerable citizens.

Our lawyers FIGHT FOR RIGHT on behalf of these clients. If you know someone who fell at a nursing home due to the negligence, we can help you to hold the responsible parties accountable for their misdeeds while obtaining the compensation you need to move on with your life.

For more information, contact us online or by calling 601-208-0343 or 800-558-4208 toll free.

FIGHTING FOR RIGHT Against Nursing Home And Assisted Living Neglect

Included among the many elder abuse and neglect situations our experienced Jackson nursing home neglect attorneys have resolved favorably for our clients are the following:

  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries from falls
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Physical and sexual abuse

Nursing homes are required to provide for their patients' personal hygiene, dietary needs and medical needs, as well as to keep them safe from any health and safety hazards posed by staff members or due to physical features in the facility in which they are cared for. If your loved one's nursing home isn't doing its job, we can investigate the situation and work with you to determine the best way to correct the situation.

We Will FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS· Call Williams Newman Williams PLLC For A Free Consult

You undoubtedly have questions about your legal options. We have answers. To learn more in a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer, contact us online or by calling 601-208-0343 or 800-558-4208 toll free. We are paid by contingency fee, which means you will owe us nothing unless we collect compensation for you.

*Mississippi State Department of Health statistics, 2008 Mississippi Injury Report