Injuries and Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

Personal Injury Lawyers: North Carolina and Beyond

A nursing home is entrusted to provide quality care for our elderly or disabled family members. Medical and support staff are held to a high standard under state and federal laws to ensure the health and safety of residents. When that trust is broken, the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd is here to hold them accountable.

If a family member suffered a serious injury, died unexpectedly or suffered abuse in a long-term care facility, contact us for a free initial consultation. Our Fayetteville law firm takes nursing home negligence cases throughout North Carolina, and we represent many clients from surrounding states.

Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

Wade Byrd has practiced for 25 years in personal injury and medical negligence litigation, with a record of favorable settlements and verdicts. We work with forensic nurses, medical experts and government agencies to trace the negligence through medical records and interviews and depositions of staff to discover what really happened. We seek to recover damages for medical treatment, pain and suffering, permanent disability and emotional trauma of the elderly victim including:

  • Falls from bed or falling accidents
  • Bed sores from neglect
  • Failure to diagnose and treat serious illness
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to provide safety restraints
  • Sexual assault by staff or fellow patients
  • Elder abuse (punishment, physical abuse, excessive restraint)
  • Wrongful death

Elderly residents are highly susceptible to breaking hips and other bones, and can develop life-threatening infections from untreated bed sores. Many must be aided in getting out of bed to get exercise or use the restroom. In one nursing home negligence case, we recovered substantial damages for a woman who suffered permanent brain injury. She was supposed to be strapped to the bed for her own protection, but wasn't and fell off.

We examine staffing levels and the criminal background and professional certification of staff members involved, and research similar negligence claims against the nursing home or its administrators. We handle every case as if it were our own relative who suffered harm.

Contact us today to discuss your potential lawsuit. We offer a free case evaluation at (910) 401-3590

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