Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

The operation of nursing homes in Alabama is heavily regulated under both state and federal laws.  Unfortunately, as large corporations have continued to purchase nursing home facilities throughout the United States, the overall care received by patients at these facilities has deteriorated.  The cause of most neglect and abuse is a decision that has been made at the corporate level – profits are more important than patient care.  As these large corporations continue their efforts to maximize profitability, it is the patients who suffer.

If you have been faced with the unfortunate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, there are various visible signs of neglect or abuse for which you should be on the lookout.  Among the more common problems are:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Unexplained bruises and contusions
  • Uncontrollable fidgeting or rocking
  • Uncharacteristic emotional outbursts or withdrawal

All of these are merely signs of the more prevailing problem – a lack of emphasis on patient care.  If you have noticed any of the above symptoms, contact the Ryder Law Firm so that we can help stop the abuse and neglect and hold both the nursing home and all responsible parties accountable.

At Ryder Law Firm, we have over 23 years’ experience helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.  We are familiar with the federal and state regulations under which all nursing homes operate and are devoted to spending the time, energy, and financial resources necessary to uncover key facts and documents to prove not just how someone was neglected or abused while at a nursing home, but why this occurred and how easily it could have been avoided.

Action on your part and on behalf of those who have been the victims of nursing home neglect or abuse is the only way to prevent such unnecessary and inexcusable suffering and to obtain justice for those who are least capable of protecting themselves.