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|Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect|
Sadly, nursing home negligence and abuse is a growing problem in North Carolina. Nursing homes were designed so that individuals with health problems that were too much for home treatment could get the care they need in a comfortable environment. When these individuals do not receive proper care, it may be considered negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence can cause many emotional and physical problems, including death.
Many nursing homes are staffed with overworked and/or untrained people who can abuse or neglect your loved ones. Since nursing home abuse and neglect has risen, North Carolina has established a bill of rights to protect nursing home residents and to ensure nursing home regulations are maintained correctly.
How do I know if my loved one has been abused or neglected?
Nursing home negligence occurs in a variety of ways. While it is unfortunate that nursing home abuse and neglect ever happens, it is important that you watch for signs and be aware of the treatment being provided.
Nursing home abuse and neglect includes both physical and mental harm to the resident. It is also possible for the caregiver to withhold or fail to provide the resident with the necessary medical, nutritional, or social services. The abuse or neglect can be recurrent or a single, egregious act or omission that produces serious injury to the resident. Some of the more frequent signs of nursing home negligence and abuse include:
Blood Poisoning (sepsis)
North Carolina law makers have enacted laws in our state concerning how nursing homes must treat their residents. The attorneys of Amos & Kapral, LLP, take great pride in representing any individual whose rights have been violated as a result of the actions of any nursing home, its agents, employees and/or servants.
Nursing Homes in North Carolina must provide the following rights to their residents:
If you need help, trust the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral.
Nursing home negligence is a very serious problem that should be stopped as soon as possible. If you notice any of these or other signs, let an experienced nursing home negligence lawyer at Amos & Kapral help. Your loved one’s health and life may be at stake.
We have offices in Hickory, NC and Boone, NC and represent clients throughout North Carolina.
Call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral toll-free at (866) 720-5777 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
The content of this page is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney regarding any suspicion of nursing home violations, abuse, or neglect, as every situation is unique.