Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

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.

Tennessee attorneys defending the rights of nursing home residents and their families

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 865.280.3686 or fill out our contact form.

FoxCNNCountyScales

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Testimonials

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Kim

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-17T16:02:47+00:00

Kim

"When I was faced with the tragic loss of my husband in 2012 and found myself needing an attorney for the first time in my life, I knew immediately that I would be calling on Attorney Bryan Delius. It was a huge source of comfort and a weight lifted off my shoulders to know that Mr. Delius and his staff would treat my case as if I were his only client and take care of me as if I were a family member."

Christopher and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

Chris and Rebekah

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2017-01-03T14:46:22+00:00

Chris and Rebekah

"I can not begin to express how thankful Chris and I are for all of the hard work and dedication put into my husband's lawsuit. You made a difficult and stressful situation so much easier on us both. Chris and I work full time while raising 4 kids and your office understood the importance of expediting our case and getting it resolved in a timely manner...."

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

Ronnie Allen

Delius & McKenzie, PLLC
2015-09-30T10:20:22+00:00

Ronnie Allen

"I was involved in a very serious motorcycle crash and was airlifted to UT Hospital for trauma care and emergency surgery.  Upon release from the hospital a few days later I was informed of my prolonged recovery time and the possibility of never being able to return to my chosen profession. Within a few days of my release the medical bills started arriving.....it was at this point I knew I need the help of a professional, Mr. Delius."

LIVE CHAT865-280-3686