North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Continue to Cause Serious Injuries to Patients

May 19, 2012, by Michael A. DeMayo

Over the last two decades, Charlotte, North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyer Michael A. DeMayo has seen the devastation that abuse and neglect can cause on a patient’s emotional well-being and physical health. He and his legal team represent victims and their families in obtaining compensation from negligent assisted living facilities and other professional care providers.

Signs that your loved one may be receiving negligent care and/or is victim of abuse or neglect: 

  • Bedsores
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unnecessary restraints (both physical and chemical ones)
  • Malnutrition
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Sudden depression or changes in personality or mood
  • Unexplained bruises or broken bones
  • Frequent fall accidents and injuries
  • Staff seems inattentive or distracted
  • Unsanitary facility
You may want to consider transferring your loved one out of the facility where the alleged abuse or neglect is taking place.

North Carolina injury attorney Michael A. DeMayo is here to help his clients pursue their best legal course of action. North Carolina nursing home neglect and abuse are serious problems that violate a resident’s rights. Many assisted living facility patients are too sick or frail or disabled or scared to report incidents of abuse or neglect. Some may not even know what is happening to them. Sometimes, the perpetrator is a malicious nursing home staff member or one who lacks the training to do a good job. Unfortunately, many patients must also contend with the threat of patient violence, especially from younger, mentally ill patients that are housed with older residents.

Physical assault, verbal abuse, sexual assault, emotional abuse, taunting, and bullying are just some of the forms that abuse can take. If you suspect North Carolina nursing home abuse or neglect, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo and ask for your free case evaluation.

With offices in Monroe, Hickory, Lumberton, and Charlotte, North Carolina personal injury attorney DeMayo and his team of lawyers and staff have helped over 35,000 clients in both Carolinas. Not only is Attorney DeMayo rated AV Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest professional rating that the national organization bestows, but also he is known for his compassion and dedication to his clients.  Michael DeMayo began his law firm with the basic mission statement to ”Put your client’s interests first and everything else will follow.” Attorney DeMayo stands by that commitment to this day, and as a result, he and his legal team have achieved excellent legal outcomes for his clients.

Nursing negligence happens not just at assisted living facilities, but they can also occur in private homes at the hands of a caregiver.  You may be able to file a North Carolina nursing home neglect or abuse claim against that caregiver or his/her nursing company. With Charlotte, NC nursing negligence lawyer Michael A. DeMayo, you have a legal representative who is also an excellent advocate.

Nursing Homes, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services

How to advocate for parents in nursing homes, AARP

Nursing Home Checklist, Medicare.gov

 

More Blog Posts:

Charlotte, North Carolina Nursing Homes: Bringing Good Cheer to Your Loved Ones During the Holidays, North Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog, November 20, 2011

North Carolina Nursing Home Shooting Rampage: Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder, North Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog, September 20, 2011

119 North Carolina Nursing Homes Receive 1-Star, Says Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, North Carolina Injury Lawyer Blog, December 22, 2008

 

 
 

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