Alabama Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
A lawsuit based on the injury of a loved one injured at a nursing home requires the skill and dedication of an experienced attorney with a track record of success in the courts of Alabama. If your family member has been injured as a result of inadequate care at a nursing home, we'd like to discuss your potential claims.
The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC is a leading Alabama law firm dedicated to representing victims in elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases. The incidence of elder abuse and nursing home abuse in Alabama is growing rapidly. Each day, hundreds of members of our elder population in Alabama are victimized.
If your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse in a nursing home or residential facility, there are likely other residents at the nursing home who are also being neglected or abused; in fact, there is probably a continuing pattern of neglect at the facility. In every nursing home negligence case handled by The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, the Firm carefully studies the nursing home’s history of violations of both federal and state law to determine if there is pattern of neglect.
The Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Law Firm will also focus on staffing and training deficiencies, which are often the root cause of nursing home injuries. Nursing home abuse and neglect takes a variety of forms:
- negligent care
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- financial exploitation
The signs of elder abuse are often subtle and a senior who is being abused frequently fails to report the abuse. If your friend or relative has had unexplained injuries, bed sores, a broken hip or frequent falls, and you are suspicious of elder abuse or nursing home negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit including a wrongful death suit if the elder abuse has led to death.
Elder abuse law is complex and changes frequently. Hiring an experienced Alabama nursing home lawyer can make all the difference in the world. The nursing home injury lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC don't handle every single possible case that presents itself. We are selective in the Alabama nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases we accept.
As Alabama elder abuse and nursing home abuse attorneys, The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC are committed to protecting the rights of the elderly and enforcing elder law. The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC represents nursing home abuse and elder abuse victims throughout Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. If you have experienced elder abuse or if a member of your family has been neglected, abused, or defrauded by a caregiver, contact a nursing home negligence lawyer at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC today.
An elder abuse attorney at our Alabama Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse Law firm can help you or your loved one receive the compensation you deserve. The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC handles Alabama elder abuse and nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout the state of Alabama including Alabama elder abuse and nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Florence, Athens, Montgomery, Auburn, Selma, Mobile, Dothan, Troy, Gadsden, Anniston, and Phenix City. As elder abuse attorneys and nursing home abuse attorneys, we also handle elder abuse and nursing home abuse cases out of state on a case-by-case basis.
Alabama Nursing Home Attorneys
Nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC stand ready to fight for the rights of the elderly and punish those who would violate our trust and mistreat our loved ones. Because many nursing home residents have limited ability to communicate, identifying potential abuse requires careful scrutiny.
It’s crucial to look for signs of nursing home abuse in your hopefully frequent visits to the nursing home or assisted living facility. It’s terrible to consider, but nursing home tenants have been victims of: Assault, Battery, Sexual Assault, Sexual Battery, Rape, Unreasonable physical restraint, Prolonged or continual deprivation of food or water, use of a physical or chemical restraint or psychotropic medication for any purpose not consistent with that authorized by the physician. Some have been given too much medication or not given needed medication.
Some have unexplained injuries, untended open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts. Some elders have reported being slapped or mistreated, pushed, shaken or beaten. Some have been forced to stay in a particular room. Other abuses include physical neglect: disregard for the necessities of daily living, and medical neglect: lack of care for existing medical problems. Also: Failure to prevent dehydration, malnutrition, and bed sores, Failure to assist in personal hygiene, or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter. Unsanitary and unclean conditions. Infections. Failure to protect from health and safety hazards. Poor access to medical services.
Contact an Alabama Nursing Home Lawyer
Filing a nursing home lawsuit can help families recover the appropriate compensation for the injury or lost life of a loved one. If you choose The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC to handle your Alabama nursing home lawsuit, you can count on compassion, respect, a high degree of caring personal service, and quality legal experience and expertise in nursing home litigation.
Award Limits on Nursing Home Injury Verdicts in Alabama
The state of Alabama has no set award limits, or caps, for nursing home injury lawsuits. The Alabama State Supreme Court has declared award limitations unconstitutional. However, the United States Supreme Court has stated that the ration of punitive damages versus compensatory damages must be less than 10:1 in order to be upheld on appeal.
Alabama Statute of Limitations For Nursing Home Injury Lawsuits
If you are filing a nursing home injury claim as the family of a deceased party, you have up to two years after the persons passing to file the claim. It takes time to acquire medical records, employment records, gather evidence, and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your injury (or a loved one's lost life) was due to nursing home abuse or neglect. In nursing home injury matters, as with the case of any personal injury lawsuit,time is of the essence.