Nursing Home Assisted Living Abuse And Neglect
The decision to place an elderly loved one into a nursing home is always a difficult choice. You want the nursing home staff to provide the highest-quality care and make certain the elderly person is comfortable. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, in Hickory, North Carolina, has for over 20 years been helping elderly individuals and families recover compensation from the nursing home and assisted-living facilities that abuse or neglect its residents. We are dedicated to catering to the needs of those injured. When retaining our firm, we will provide you straightforward guidance regarding all of your legal options, and we will do everything in our power to hold negligent nursing home facilities accountable.
Protecting Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves
In an effort to cut costs, nursing homes often fail to provide training for their employees or to hire experienced staff. Sadly, such cost cuts often come at the expense of nursing home residents. Because elderly individuals are not always able to communicate with others that elder abuse or neglect is occurring, nursing homes often are not held responsible for injuries or illnesses arising due to inadequate care.
Nursing home negligence can lead to:
- Sepsis and other staff infections
- Bedsores and decubitus ulcers
- Injuries and broken bones due to falls
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Untreated medical conditions
- Prescription medication mistakes
- Serious injury and death
Attorney Lyndon R. Helton can hold all responsible parties accountable for injuries caused by nursing home abuse and neglect including facilities and their insurers. Because of his extensive personal injury experience, he has access to investigators and experts who can discover how such neglect occurred. While skilled at negotiating for a suitable settlement offer, he is an experienced litigator who is always prepared to try your case in court.