NURSING HOME ABUSE
Advances in health research and medical technology have significantly increased our population's life span, and by default, the percentage of our population who is elderly. This steady growth has strained the nursing home industry. As a result, nursing homes are overcrowded and understaffed. Unfortunately, this situation has caused some residents, who often are unable to effectively communicate with others, to be neglected and/or abused.
At the Odom Law Firm, we believe everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, including those unable to assert their own rights. Since 1982, our Fayetteville elder abuse attorneys have been working with family members of neglected and/or abused nursing home residents, aggressively combating the indignities suffered by these vulnerable individuals. Although our office is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we serve nursing home clients throughout the state, helping them collect compensation for their injuries and alerting the proper authorities to the neglect or abuse.
FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE ELDERLY IN NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE CASES
While there are many Arkansas nursing homes that provide excellent care to residents, some fall below the acceptable standards. As Northwest Arkansas nursing home negligence lawyers, we offer the following as a few common signs of mistreatment or neglect:
- Bed sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
- Prescription errors
- Broken bones
- Physical or sexual assault
- Wandering away/exposure
- Infections caused by inattention to bodily needs
The blanket term "neglect and abuse" covers a wide range of mistreatment, everything from failure to give proper medication to dropping residents on the floor, from bed sores to sexual abuse. Mistreatment violates state and federal laws and must be reported to the proper authorities; this could prevent further harm from coming to your loved ones and others. If you believe someone you love has suffered from nursing home negligence or abuse, contact our office immediately for swift action.
EXPERIENCED NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE ATTORNEYS
At the Odom Law Firm, we work with local and national experts to thoroughly evaluate each case and seek efficient resolutions. If possible, we will use our negotiation skills to settle your case. However, if your case is best served by going to trial, we are prepared to aggressively fight for your loved one's rights in the courtroom.
STANDING UP FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
If you suspect someone you love has been subjected to nursing home negligence or abuse, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-439-9269 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Our firm is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless you recover compensation.
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