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Addressing Nursing Home Claims in Southaven and Hernando

Nursing homes are responsible for providing a safe and nurturing environment for aging and elderly people. If your loved one's nursing home has fallen short of delivering adequate care, you have every right to be angry and every right to seek compensation on behalf of your loved one. An experienced attorney can help you take action against the neglect or abuse your loved one has endured.

Determining Neglect

Although nursing home residents can die even with loving and attentive care from staff members, other times, fatalities and injuries are the result of inadequate care. Many law firms may handle nursing home neglect claims, but the right lawyer will know how to prove if there is a direct causation between your loved one's accident and any negligent care. At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC, we consult with industry-leading experts when preparing our personal injury claims for a favorable resolution.

We know how to prove if substandard care was given and caused. Neglect may include:

  • Bedsores or decubitus ulcers
  • Patient wandering
  • Abandonment
  • A lack of timely care

Some common signs of neglect include:

  • Dry skin
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dehydration
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Organ failure
  • Depression
  • Becoming closed off

If you suspect your elderly friend or family member is a victim of neglect, don't hesitate to reach out to our Southaven elderly abuse attorneys at (662) 222-0597. We also service Olive Branch, Horn Lake, and all of North Mississippi.

Recognizing the Signs of Abuse

Nursing home residents depend on caregivers for their daily needs. But when nursing homes are understaffed, poorly managed, the staff is not trained properly or is overworked and understaffed, residents can be put at great risk.

The signs of abuse and neglect caused by nursing home staff can vary from subtle to very blatant signs. These can include:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Overmedication
  • Loss of ability to communicate
  • Anxiety around certain nursing home staff

There may be signs of abuse or neglect you can't see, including:

  • Handling patients in a rough manner
  • Improperly administering medication
  • Withholding medication
  • Stealing medication from patients
  • Verbal and physical mistreatment

Holding Nursing Homes Responsible for Neglecting Residents

At Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC, our attorneys collectively have 54 years of experience handling nursing home abuse and neglect claims throughout North Mississippi and West Tennessee. We know the signs of neglect and have access to industry-leading experts invaluable in helping us prove standard operating procedures were ignored, leading to catastrophic and sometimes fatal results.

When you file an abuse or neglect claim through our firm, we will make sure it is prepared with enough facts to prove fault, even when liability is initially unclear. We will review every applicable document and thoroughly investigate every claim made. If necessary, we can consult former nursing home administrators and collect testimony from other residents, current or former staff members that could also be used to substantiate our claim.

Get Results — Contact Our Firm

If your loved one is a victim of abuse or inadequate care, our lawyers can hold the nursing home accountable. Compensation for victims of nursing home abuse or neglect can include damages such as medical care, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

To talk to an attorney right away regarding your case, contact our Southaven personal injury lawyers at (662) 222-0597. We will review your case for free to determine if you have a claim and will charge nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

The Representation You Need

  • Each case works off contingency fees. This means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your case.
  • Our team has extensive trial experience. We believe that a jury of twelve fellow citizens is the fairest way ever devised to get you the justice you deserve.
  • When you talk, we listen. Our attorneys treat each and every client's case as unique and provide you personalized care.
  • Our firm is the joining of two legacy practices. Together we bring over 100 years of combined experience to each and every case we handle.

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