Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect


Huntsville nursing home abuse attorney

Our Huntsville nursing home abuse attorneys represent individuals and their families in cases where nursing homes have failed to provide the proper care to their residents. 


Read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) on what constitutes nursing home abuse and neglect and what you can do about it.


What constitutes nursing home abuse?

Failing to follow the standards for nursing home care can amount to abuse.


What is the difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect?

Regardless of whether a patient is abused or neglected in a nursing home, a claim can arise.


How do I report nursing home abuse and/or neglect?

An attorney knowledgeable of nursing home standards can take care of any reporting of abuse or neglect experienced by a patient.


What are some warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect?

Some warning signs of abuse or neglect include unexplained bruises, sores, insect bites, a change in moods, attentiveness, alertness, disposition, sleeping patterns, sore throat, congested chest, hygiene, cleanliness of the facilities, bedding, and clothing, just to name a few.


Can we settle a nursing home abuse case outside of court?

Yes. Most cases settle before ever going to trial.


Who can file a lawsuit against a nursing home?

Next of kin, guardians, or those holding powers of attorney of a nursing home patient can generally take the steps necessary to pursue a claim for nursing home patients who cannot speak or act for themselves.


How do I remove a loved one from a nursing home after abuse or neglect has occurred?

One authorized to act on behalf of a nursing home patient or the next of kin can move nursing home patients to other facilities.