Skilled Assistance With Nursing Home Litigation in Arkansas
Experienced attorneys aggressively pursue remedies for neglect and abuse
For years, James & Carter PLC has fought elder abuse and neglect in Arkansas nursing facilities. These cases require in-depth investigation, aggressive litigation and sensitivity when counseling distressed elders and their concerned loved ones. Our firm is well-suited to managing each of these tasks, which accounts for our record of success. We have recovered damages to compensate our elder clients and their families for a wide variety of injuries, including:
Arkansas nursing home statistics reveal improvements and continued risks
According to statistics from the Office of Long Term Care within the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the annual number of total deficiencies in nursing home care has decreased fairly steadily from a high of 4,119 in 2006 to 1,944 in 2013. Unfortunately, the annual number of life safety code deficiencies continues to fluctuate and reached a high of 667 in 2011. So a significant risk of life-threatening negligence in Arkansas nursing homes still exists.
How to recognize if your loved one is suffering abuse and neglect
Loved ones of abused or neglected elders are instrumental in spotting and reporting substandard and unlawful treatment. Often the elders are too frightened to speak openly about mistreatment. Abused or neglected elders may exhibit a shift in personality marked by confusion, anger, irrationality or depression. Healthcare providers often attribute these changes to the infirmity of age, but they could be manifestations of fear and helplessness. Therefore, you must not hesitate to speak out about marks or changes in appearance, such as injuries of unknown origin, broken bones, pressure sores, etc. Personal injury attorneys from James & Carter PLC can help you investigate your suspicions to determine if your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect.
Contact our Arkansas personal injury lawyers today to discuss your nursing home case
An elder in a nursing home is easily harmed through abuse and neglect. To protect your loved one, get prompt legal assistance from experienced and aggressive injury attorneys. To arrange a free consultation at our Little Rock law firm, call today at 866.716.3242 or contact us online.