Can an Assisted Living Abuse Attorney Help Me?
Trust our law firm to get the answers your family deserves
Do you suspect your loved one is a victim of assisted living abuse or neglect? It’s important to report the abuse to a state agency and, if applicable, the local police – and it’s also important to contact an experienced assisted living abuse and neglect attorney from our law firm. Here’s why:
We can investigate and find out what happened. Getting information out of an assisted living facility is notoriously difficult. Negligent facilities are often very good at hiding information or explaining away warning signs of abuse and neglect. Witnesses may not remember what they saw. There could be thousands of pages of records to review. Our attorneys put in the time and effort needed to find out what happened and hold the facility accountable.
We can build a case for the full compensation your loved one deserves. Even if the facility acknowledges that they were responsible for an injury, they may argue that the compensation they owe is slight. It’s a grim business: they’ll say that because your loved one is elderly and close to the end of life, their illness or injury doesn’t matter as much as it would for a younger person. We push back on those claims. People in assisted living can still look forward to years of healthy, productive living. When those years are stolen by abuse and neglect, that matters. Your loved one’s injury is a big deal to us – and the facility should be held to account.
We’re on your side, start to finish. Again, the local police and government agencies such as the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) play an important role in dealing with assisted living abuse and neglect. Ultimately, though, their job is to deal with the perpetrators, not to advocate for the victims. You need someone who puts your family first to be your loved one’s voice throughout the process.
We fight to help other families from being harmed. Sometimes, the only way to convince an assisted living facility to make a real, substantive change is to hit them hard with a civil lawsuit. We’re often able to force facilities to make changes as part of settlement agreements that will help to keep future residents in the same facility safe. Moreover, we can send a strong message to other facilities that we will not tolerate abuse and neglect here in Alabama.
One last thing to keep in mind: we don’t get paid a dime until and unless we win for you. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means we’ll pay the cost of litigation as we move your case forward, and you don’t owe us a cent until we settle the case or win a favorable judgment in court. You can afford to hire us. The question is whether you can afford not to.
When you suspect your loved one was abused or neglected, you need a Mobile assisted living abuse attorney from Braswell Murphy, LLC. We’d be honored to meet with you for a free consultation. Contact us today.