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Goldsboro Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney

We Seek Justice for Injured People and Their Families

In recent years, the rate of nursing home abuse and neglect has continued to rise steadily. In fact, studies have shown that the negligence and abuse in over 50 percent of nursing homes in the United States has led to the death of a patient. When family members entrust a nursing home to care for their elderly loved ones, they expect adequate treatment to be given. Unfortunately, nursing homes have a history of taking advantage of innocent elderly individuals.

At Riddle & Brantley, we work hard to defend the rights of the elderly community in North Carolina. The safety of nursing home residents is left up to the staff within them; however, far too many elderly individuals are suffering. Even worse, many nursing home abuses go unreported. Our nursing home abuse attorneys believe that his is unacceptable treatment.

Do you have a loved one who is in a nursing home? Are you becoming more suspicious that something is terribly wrong? The law firm of Riddle & Brantley can assist you in pursuing cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. When it comes to nursing home issues, timing is critical. Do not wait to contact one of our four North Carolina law offices to learn more about your legal options.

Due to the fact that many forms of abuse are not reported by the nursing home staff, family members must pay close attention to the state of their loved ones’ health. The types of neglect and abuse cases that our firm represents include:

  • Bed sores
  • Not being fed properly
  • Not being taken care of properly
  • Suspected sexual assault
  • Many others

Do not let your suspicions go on any longer. The life of your loved one may be at stake. Consult with one of the compassionate and confident attorneys of Riddle & Brantley to determine the details of your case.

Nursing home neglect, physical abuse, psychological trauma, and sexual assault is unacceptable. Unfortunately, many families do not realize that any abuse is taking place until it is too late. In an effort to stop these injustices from occurring before they start, families must understand and recognize the most common signs of abuse. The following are some of the most typical indications that some form of nursing home abuse or neglect is taking place:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Burns
  • Bedsores
  • Withdrawal
  • Strange behavior
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition
  • Discomfort in the presence of nursing home staff

Looking out for nursing home abuse signs is essential to protecting the health and safety of your elderly loved ones. If you believe that nursing home abuse is taking place, let us help you explore your options and exercise your rights. Neglect and abuse should not be tolerated. We can assist you in making the decision to make a claim against an individual or the nursing home itself.

Contact an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact our firm today for a free consultation. Our attorneys can report the abuse to the proper authorities and take the appropriate steps to ensure your rights are protected. It is critical to document all information relevant to the incident, as detailed accounts are often more likely to prompt investigations.

With more than 30 years of experience handling nursing home abuse cases, our attorneys understand how to file both nursing home abuse reports and legal claims against negligent facilities and employees. There may be a time limit for filing a nursing home abuse case, so do not hesitate to contact our attorneys for a free, no obligation case review.