Fighting for the Rights of Nursing Home Neglect Victims
People living in nursing homes have the right to live with dignity and in as much comfort as possible. When these institutions fail to provide proper care, residents need a strong advocate to fight for their rights.
My name is Garry Whitaker, of Garry Whitaker, P.C., Attorney at Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I understand nursing home negligence not only violates the law, but it also breaches the trust you have placed in the institution. It is an offense that deserves to be punished. Armed with over 25 years of personal injury representation experience, I am ready to fight for you.
When it is necessary to place someone you love in a nursing home, you should be able to trust that the staff will provide qualified and compassionate care for your elderly relative or friend. Unfortunately, incidents of nursing home neglect are not uncommon. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or abused, you need to take action.
What Is Nursing Home Neglect?
Nursing home neglect can involve physical abuse, malnutrition, dehydration and verbal assault. Common signs that your loved one may be a victim of abuse or neglect include:
- Bed sores
- Chapped lips
- Weight loss
- Change in disposition
- Evidence of falls, such a hip fractures
Federal law sets basic standards of care for nursing homes. Regrettably, these rules are often ignored or disregarded.
How Can This Happen?
Nursing homes are often understaffed. Some of the people working in these institutions may be poorly trained or overworked. Some employees may have been hired without proper background checks, skills or experience.
If you suspect a case of nursing home neglect, call an experienced lawyer immediately.
I'm in Your Corner
If you or someone you love has been affected by nursing home neglect, contact my office. I will work directly with you, advising and counseling you about your options. When appropriate, I will make an effort to resolve the case out of court. However, if your case requires going to trial, I am ready to litigate on your behalf.
Contact my office online or call me locally at 336-777-1195 or toll free at 888-343-1022. I handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay attorney fees if we recover compensation for your claim.