A Sevier County Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help When Loved Ones Are Victims of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
We help families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge whose aged loved ones have suffered abusive treatment in nursing homes
Few things are worse than learning that an aged parent, grandparent or other relative has been systematically abused, neglected or maltreated at the most vulnerable time in their life, yet statistics tell us that abuse of seniors is more widespread than we imagine. For example, in 2013 nearly 1.5 million seniors were residents of nursing homes, and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) disclosed that nearly half of them (44%) said they had been physically abused, while 95% said they had been neglected or had seen another resident neglected.
If your elderly loved one was a victim of abuse or neglect by a nursing home you should seek the guidance of an experienced Sevierville nursing home abuse lawyer at once. The attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC have been fighting tirelessly for the past twenty years on behalf of seniors and their families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, to help them obtain just compensation for their losses. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.
What constitutes “elder abuse” in nursing homes and assisted living facilities?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s listing elder abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and both active and passive neglect – that is, neglect that is deliberate and that which is inadvertent.
If my elderly loved one is being abused or neglected what can I do about it?
In Tennessee state nursing home laws are in place to prevent resident abuse. These laws also define abuse in broad terms, as: “the infliction of pain, injury, or mental anguish” upon a resident, or when a nursing home caregiver denies services that are necessary to achieve or maintain the overall health and well-being of the resident. The law also requires that employees who have direct contact with patients undergo a criminal background check within seven days of hire. Failure of a nursing home or its employees to adhere to these standards is not only a violation of state law but can be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit by, or on behalf of, the resident. A qualified Sevierville County nursing home neglect attorney can offer compassionate, personal and professional attention coupled with in-depth knowledge of Tennessee’s nursing home laws and regulations.
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If your senior loved one has been the victim of abuse in a nursing home you should seek the counsel of an experienced Sevierville nursing home abuse attorney at the Law Office of Bryan E. Delius. Your anguish and your loved one’s suffering warrant the best legal representation.
Delius & McKenzie, PLLC are ready to help. To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a skilled Sevierville, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge lawyer, or please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form.