Protecting The Vulnerable From Abuse And Neglect

Most nursing home occupants require a high level of care. Unfortunately, the quality of care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Alabama and throughout the country have declined over the past decade.

When your elderly parent, grandparent or loved one suffers neglect at a nursing home, you should seek out dedicated, skilled legal representation to protect their rights.

The attorneys at Simms & Associates in Birmingham can assist. With over 20 years of experience in defending Alabama injury victims, we will seek justice for the harm your loved one has suffered while pursuing damages.

Recognizing The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse covers any physical or mental injury that is the result of another party's negligence. The negligent parties may include medical staff or the facility.

The following signs may indicate that your loved one is being physically mistreated or neglected in a nursing facility:

  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Bruising
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Uncleanliness

It is important to note that the signs of abuse cover more than just physical ailments. Sudden mood changes or other mental conditions can indicate neglect or abuse. Shouting, ridicule and other forms of emotional abuse can be every bit as devastating as physical abuse.

Helping You Take Legal Action Against A Nursing Facility

Contact one of our personal injury lawyers today. Schedule a free consultation with us by calling 205-453-9700 or by emailing us.