Deciding to admit a loved one to a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions a family can make. When you choose a nursing home, you are putting your trust in that facility to take care of your loved one. And when they violate that trust, it is devastating and often has deadly consequences.
As a father/daughter legal team, we know just how important family is. And we want to help you get justice for your family. We have helped families all over North Carolina who’ve had a loved one injured by a nursing home – from bed sores and falls to overdoses of medication and sexual assault.
We are here to listen to you and walk you through the process. You can put your trust in us and we’ll advocate for you and your loved one.
Neglect is the failure to meet an older adult’s basic needs. These needs include food, water, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and essential medical care. — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Federal reporting rules require nursing homes to report allegations of mistreatment, neglect, exploitation or abuse, and misappropriation of resident property made against any employee or contracted staff.
TYPES OF NEGLECT
How to file a complaint: NC Division of Health Service Regulation/Complaint Intake and Health Care Personnel Investigations
What should I do if my loved one or I have been hurt in a nursing home?
Call or email our office to set up an initial consultation.
What should I expect from our first meeting?
What should my next step be after meeting with you?
How do I get the medical records?
You are legally entitled to your medical records. However, the healthcare provider can make you pay for a complete set.
Call the healthcare provider and tell them you want a complete set of your or your loved one’s medical records
How do I get my loved one’s records?
If your loved one is still living and you have power of attorney, you can obtain their medical records
If your loved one has died, the executor of their estate (if they had a will), or the administrator (if they didn’t have a will) can order the medical records. If your loved one died without a will, you need to set up an administrator by contacting the Estates Clerk office in the county where s/he died. They can assist you in setting up the Letters of Administration.
I’ve got the records, what do I do now?
You’ve decided to take my case. What now?
What is Discovery?
What’s a Mediation?
Before a case can go to trial, it has to go through a mediation where each side sits down with a mediator (a neutral third party) to see if they can come to a settlement before the trial. We’ll walk you through the entire process and be with you every step of the way.
Will my case go to trial before a jury?
We can’t answer that now, but if it does not settle or is not dismissed, it can go to trial before a jury. We’ve tried many cases to verdict and will walk you through the process if and when it occurs.
I or my loved one signed an Arbitration Agreement before they entered the nursing home. What can I do?
If you or your loved one signed and Arbitration Agreement before entering the nursing home, we’ll work with you to figure out if we can fight it or agree to go to Arbitration. An Arbitration is a lot like a jury trial, however, instead of a jury, there is a neutral panel of arbitrators who decide the case.
What is a pressure ulcer?
My loved one fell in a nursing home, what can I do?
My loved one received the wrong medication/medication dosage. How did this happen?
My loved one seemed confused and out of it, but did not have any problems with dementia before entering the nursing home. How did this happen?
My loved one was assaulted by someone in the nursing home. What can I do?
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