Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers in Birmingham
It can be a heart-wrenching decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, but often a necessary one in order to have their medical and day-to-day living needs met. Unfortunately, various forms of abuse and neglect are taking place in nursing homes across the country, affecting one in 10 elders over the age of 60, according to NursingHomeAbuse.org.
If you or someone you love is a victim of abuse and neglect, the Birmingham nursing home abuse attorneys with Ifediba Law Group, P.C. Can help. We have extensive experience in nursing home abuse and neglect cases in the state of Alabama, we will fight to get you the justice you deserve. Call to schedule a free consultation today.
Why Choose Our Birmingham Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
- Our clients’ desires are a top priority and will shape the legal strategy we take for your case.
- One of our top attorneys will personally give your case the attention it deserves, from the beginning.
- We strive to keep clients informed as to the status of their case and remain in constant contact so any concerns or questions they have will not go unanswered.
- Our nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have extensive experience successfully litigating these types of cases.
What is Elder Abuse & Neglect?
Elder abuse is any “knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult,” according to a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, called the Administration on Aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list the following types of possible elder abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and financial abuse.
Neglect can also come in many forms. The most common forms of neglect reported to the National Adult Protective Services Association are:
- Physical neglect: failing to attend to medical, hygienic, nutrition and dietary needs.
- Emotional neglect: causing emotional pain, distress or anguish by ignoring, belittling or infantilizing an elder adult, such as by not allowing visits or contact by family and friends.
- Abandonment: deserting the individual and neglecting to arrange sufficient care and support for the duration of the absence.
- Financial neglect: disregarding a person’s financial obligations, such as failing to pay their rent or medical insurance on their behalf.
Signs of Abuse
Possible signs of abuse include:
Unexplained sexually transmitted disease, and trauma, such as bruising or swelling, around the genitals.
Withdrawal from social activities, the sudden change from normal behavior, fearful or in distress, purposeful isolation by a caregiver, caregiver overheard being verbally aggressive, uncaring, or demeaning.
Neglect or Abandonment
Bedsores or ulcers, not giving an elder their medication or access to medical care, not providing adequate nutrition, hygiene, clothing, shelter.
Not paying monthly bills or elder is unable to, excessive and unexpected gift-giving to non-family members, the caregiver has control of finances, or senior unable to explain financial transactions.
How the Ifediba Law Group, P.C. Can Help
After the police are notified or a report has been made to Adult Protective Services, speak to a highly qualified nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. if you or someone you love has been victimized. Our firm has more than 20 years of experience handling nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits. We will take the appropriate steps to ensure your rights are protected and aggressively pursue the compensation you are owed for your suffering. Call today for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.