Nursing home abuse and assisted living neglect are serious problems for our elderly family members in throughout North Carolina - and across the nation. Lewis & Roberts has handled scores of nursing home and assisted living center cases since the beginning of our firm - and many of our litigation attorneys began their careers defending nursing homes. We now exclusively represent victims of nursing home abuse and their families. We also represent our nursing home clients on a contingent fee basis. We advance all litigation costs and accept no fee until there is a recovery in the case.
The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities differ in many respects. A nursing home provides skilled nursing care to its residents who are often unable to walk, are incontinent, or are unable to care for their own daily needs. Assisted living center residents are mostly able to care for their own needs, but have difficulty in medication administration or require assistance in daily activities. Memory care units are often part of an assisted living center for patients that do not require skilled nursing care but do suffer from dementia are varying degrees and require 24-hour assistance to ensure their personal safety. We trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for our family members when we are unable to do so. These centers promote themselves as professional and conscientious care givers, but most nursing homes and assisted living centers are owned and operated by profit driven corporations that are more concerned with the dollars collected than the care provided.
Fighting, Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse
Few things are as tragic as the abuse or mistreatment of individuals who cannot care for themselves. We are proud of our attorneys who stand up and fight against organizations and facilities that engage in misconduct towards their residents. We are especially aware that often, the neglect of a resident can cause their death and devastate a family who trusted the family member to the caregivers. Whether the injuries or wrongful death are the result of insufficient training, mismanagement, poor oversight, or just abusive staff, we help you hold nursing homes and assisted living facilities accountable in cases of:
- Wrongful death
- Escape and elopement
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Elder abuse
- Failure to care or medicate
- Overuse of physical or chemical restraint
- Medical malpractice
- Frequent falls
When you discover that your loved one has suffered an unexplained injury in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may feel furious, frustrated or even guilty. Our attorneys understand what you and your family are going through. We can help guide you through the legal and personal trauma. Our attorneys have the capabilities to perform a thorough investigation and the experience to retain well qualified experts to review the center's protocols and procedures and your family member's records. We have also studied the applicable state and federal regulations governing these facilities in prior cases and are familiar with the law that may apply to the facts of your case.
Discuss Your Nursing Home Abuse Case With a Lawyer
Our lawyers have protected the rights and safety of seniors in Charlotte, Raleigh, and across the state and held nursing homes and living facilities accountable to their professional standards. When your family has suffered a loss as a result of nursing home negligence, abuse or neglect, we are available to discuss all of your options to hold those facilities responsible.