Chattanooga Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Get the Representation Your Loved One Deserves
Of the thousands of nursing homes available throughout the country, you
worked hard to select one for your loved one that you felt comfortable
with. So to find out that your family member is being neglected or abused
is not only disheartening, but disturbing.
The abuse that goes on in nursing homes is often kept quiet behind closed
doors and can manifest itself in many different forms. Whether emotional,
physical, or financial, the repercussions are devastating and must be
dealt with. But who is ultimately responsible and how can you hold them
As you begin the arduous task of resolving this issue, draw upon the legal
knowledge of our
Chattanooga elder law attorney.
Who is liable for nursing home abuse?
Unfortunately, pinning legal responsibility on one party is harder than
it sounds. Most elder care facilities are backed by powerful attorneys
who will do anything to avoid the shame of a lawsuit. That being said,
substantial proof is required for the success of your case. Tennessee
holds nursing homes to a certain "duty of care" as they interact
with residents. Your case must prove that this duty of care was broken
and that because of it, your loved one suffered abuse.
The duty of care may be broken when:
- Staff has not been properly trained
- There is an insufficient number of staff members on duty
- Residents are exposed to health or safety hazards
- The facility lacks ample security
- Staff members deliberately abuse residents
- Medical neglect occurs
If you do have reason to suspect that abuse is a problem at your loved
one's nursing home, it's best to immediately step in. Consult
with your attorney first, as they will be able to create a proactive approach
to the problem.
Our Chattanooga elder nursing home abuse attorney truly cares!
It is only natural to experience an intense emotional reaction when you
discover that your family member has been abused. Our firm can help you
sort through these emotions and remain objective in order to reach a successful outcome.
Call Jackson Law Firm, PLLC today to take action on behalf of your loved one's security.