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Birmingham, AL has 22 nursing home facilities, with 2,437 beds. Unfortunately, some people who have been placed in these homes suffer neglect or nursing home abuse. You might have placed your parent, grandparent or other loved one in a home and trusted the staff to treat your loved one with compassion and kindness. But you may have noticed signs of abuse or neglect, including bed sores, weight loss, mood changes, or even injuries such as bruises or cuts.
If you suspect your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse, take action immediately. Contact the police so they can begin an investigation. We also urge you to get in touch with Mike Slocumb Law Firm. We will listen to you and help you with your options. You may need to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit in a Birmingham court.
If you are considering a Birmingham nursing home for your loved one, it's important to conduct thorough research. You will need to check data about nursing homes in your area. You can visit medicare.gov to obtain information about a Birmingham facility and its staff.
Friends and family members also may help you with this important decision. You may have researched a nursing home that appears to be the right fit for your loved one, but a friend may have information about the facility that could prove critical in your decision process.
Lastly, you should visit the nursing home you are considering several times before making a final decision. Go during different times of the day and observe the interaction between staff and residents. Assess the cleanliness of the nursing home and pay attention to any unusual odors that may suggest neglect.
Perhaps your loved one has been in a nursing home for months or even a few years. One day, you have a gut feeling that something isn't right. Maybe your loved one's personality has changed or he or she has lost weight. While this is not proof of abuse or neglect, you should trust your gut and investigate further. You can start by contacting our law firm. We have extensive experience working with families whose loved ones have been victims of neglect. We will listen closely and discuss your options.
The following are some of the scenarios that may initiate a nursing home neglect case in Birmingham:
- Malnutrition or dehydration: If your loved one is not eating or drinking enough, this may be a sign of inadequate staffing.
- Falls: In some cases, a resident who should be monitored wanders off and falls. In elderly people, a fall can be debilitating or even fatal.
- Infections: A nursing home resident who suffers an infection may have been a victim of neglect. One common and serious condition is known as sepsis, which occurs after a severe blood infection.
- Medication mix-ups: Many nursing home residents require multiple medication. Staff must understand the needs of each resident. Sometimes, a staff member gives someone too much medication. In other cases, the wrong medication is given.
Nursing home cases in Alabama can be very complicated. Don't be caught off guard. Put the power of an experienced nursing home abuse attorney in Alabama to work for you. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. We understand the legal system and know how to get results.
Contact us today and schedule a free case evaluation. We're ready and eager to help you get the money you deserve. Don't wait to take action. Take a stand! Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. If your loved one has suffered in a Birmingham nursing home, you have options. We will fight for you. Call Mike Slocumb Law Firm today.