Attorneys Putting A Stop To Nursing Home Negligence
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 P.A. 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
Attorney Wade E. 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 negligence through medical records, 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 for elderly victims in cases involving:
- Falls from bed or other falls
- Bedsores from neglect
- Failure to diagnose and treat serious illness
- Medication errors
- Failure to provide safety restraints
- Sexual assault by staff or fellow patients
- Elder abuse (punishment, physical abuse, excessive restraint)
- Wrongful death due to negligence
Elderly residents are highly susceptible to breaking hips and other bones and can develop life-threatening infections from untreated bedsores. 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 backgrounds and professional certifications of staff members involved and research similar negligence claims against the nursing home or its administrators. We handle every case as if it was our own relative who suffered harm.