Nursing homes shelter our community’s most medically vulnerable populations. These individuals are our fathers, mothers, and loved ones. Susceptible to personal injury, they are at such an advanced age or state that they cannot speak for themselves and are completely reliant on the compassion of their caregivers. Family members frequently face the emotionally challenging decision of placing their loved one in a nursing home, where they believe their care will be handled with the utmost professionalism and compassion.
When that expectation is not met, families need an experienced personal injury lawyer who can represent their loved one during this time of crisis. The nursing home injury attorneys at Egerton Law understand how difficult it can be when family members realize a resident may have been hurt, abused, or even killed under the negligent care of a staff member or through the careless decision making of the nursing home.
We are here to help families attain justice for their loved ones. If a facility has fallen below the standard of care for the community and has then caused an injury or wrongful death, we believe they should be held liable for that negligence and family members properly compensated.
We can help you stop the abuse.
Warning Signs of Neglect
Remember, a badly managed nursing home and an inattentive nursing staff are more likely to create an environment where abuse, neglect, or personal injury can occur. If you notice the following physical signs, your loved one may be suffering from neglect or abuse:
- Open wounds or cuts, welts or bruises
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Torn clothing
- Broken or missing personal items
- Bruises suggesting the use of restraints
- Lice, fleas, or dirt on a resident's body or in the resident's room
- Urine/fecal smells
- Unusually pale skin coloring
- Poor hygiene
- Neglected health problems
How We Can Help
At Egerton Law, we’ve been helping North Carolinians with such cases since 1956. When it comes to nursing home neglect, this can involve a number of injuries to the elderly, including:
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Failure to provide appropriate medical support
- Failure to secure residents
- Infections and diseases
- Injuries from falls
- Medication errors
If you suspect your loved one is being neglected, abused, or died wrongfully, call us. Our attorneys are patient advocates who can guide you through the process of determining whether you should file a lawsuit and hold the nursing home accountable. We are here for you.
Give Us a Call to Speak With One of Our Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
The skilled and compassionate lawyers at Egerton Law will help you recover the damages you legally deserve. We understand you are anxious about your future and want answers to your legal questions. Call us at 1-800-800-4529, and speak directly with a nursing home neglect lawyer. Whether we settle your case or go to trial, you won't pay us anything unless you recover damages.
Egerton Law represents clients throughout the state of North Carolina including: Guilford County, Forsyth County, Randolph County, Rockingham County, Montgomery County, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheboro, Kernersville, Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Thomasville, Denton, Eden, Reidsville, Salisbury, Walkertown, Belews Creek, Clemmons, Jamestown, Randleman, Madison, Siler City, Climax and Elon.