Nursing Home Abuse

A Legal Resource for Your Nursing Home Abuse Questions

Nursing home abuse and neglect is one of the most horrific of all wrongs that can be done to our elderly loved ones. Signs of nursing home abuse and neglect can include broken bones from falls, serious infections, sexual assaults, wrong medications, serious bed sores that require hospitalization or surgery, not giving required medication, assaults by other patients or staff, dehydration and malnutrition, unexplained deaths, and other forms of neglect or abuse.

North Carolina Nursing Home Injury LawyersMost nursing home neglect and abuse cases go unreported. If you have a suspicion that there is abuse and neglect, you are probably right. Common signs are the patient complaining of hurting, lack of care by the staff, taking a long time to answer the call button, allowing patients to lie for many hours without turning the patients, the staff refusing an authorized relative to view medical records, and a general don’t care attitude by the staff.

Our loved ones do deserve better. They and you are paying the large corporate nursing homes to take care of them in one of their most helpless times in life. It is up to you to protect them now as they protected you many years ago when you were young and helpless. Most all nursing homes have insurance to pay for these terrible things that happen to your loved one. Jury verdicts and settlements are usually in the six and seven figure dollar amounts.  Be sure to take pictures of your loved ones injuries.

We work on a contingency basis and there is no charge to you unless we win money for your loved one or his or her family. We usually pay for most of the cost of a law suit and are reimbursed when we win. So there is very little money out of your pocket. Please contact Duncan Law today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.

I don’t have the tens of thousands of dollars to pay an attorney for this case. How is Duncan Law, PLLC paid?

Normally, we work on what is known as a contingency basis. If you win and are awarded money through a settlement or by a jury award, we receive a percentage of the award or settlement. We advance nearly all of the cost of litigation, which could be from $5,000 to over $100,000. So in theory, there is no money out of your pocket unless you win. We are repaid our advance of costs, and the attorney’s fees only if you win. If, in the unlikely case you do not win, you do not owe us any of the money we have advanced on your behalf or any attorney’s fees. You pay only if you are awarded money. See our contingency contract for details.