Nursing Home Negligence

Our Seniors Deserve Better

According to a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one in five adults 65 or older now live in nursing homes. Sadly, many of the nursing homes that care for our senior citizens are more concerned about profit than they are about people.

While some nursing homes are truly concerned about patient safety, there are others that operate more like a warehouse than a place of treatment and care. Due to overstaffing, impatience and greed, these nursing homes cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries that could have been avoided.

Holding Nursing Homes Responsible

Phillip M. George & Catherine Gasser, Attorneys at Law, demand more for seniors. Our personal injury lawyers hold nursing homes responsible for the injuries they have caused to patients.

We handle all nursing home neglect and abuse claims, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Bed sores
  • Fatal injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Inadequate care
  • Doctor, nurse and staff negligence
  • Failure to monitor
  • Physical and sexual assault

If your loved one has suffered a serious or fatal injury as a result of nursing home neglect, contact our association of attorneys in Smyrna, Tennessee. Call 615-459-6130 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. We’re available to help in Murfreesboro, LaVergne, and all surrounding TN areas.

Slip and Falls are a Warning of Possible Negligence

Nursing homes often blame slip and fall injuries on the poor health of older patients. Many slip and fall accidents, however, are the result of nursing home negligence. Nursing homes are required to take special precautions for weak, injured or disabled patients. Every nursing home should have a detailed procedure or plan to protect vulnerable patients from slip and fall accidents.

If your loved one has been injured in a fall, investigate further by speaking with them about it. If they report anything that sounds suspicious, contact an attorney.

Slip and Fall Data

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1800 seniors die from fatal falls in nursing homes each year. Thousands more suffer serious injury. To make things worse, many of these injuries are the direct result of nursing home negligence. Examples of negligence include wet floors, poor lighting, incorrect bed height, and improperly fitted or maintained wheelchairs.

Contact Us

If your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse, call 615-459-6130 to contact our law offices.