Over a million people in the United States wake up every day in a nursing home. Many of these individuals are helpless, vulnerable and completely dependent upon nursing home staff to meet their daily needs. Unfortunately, the quality of care in the nursing home industry has increasingly declined over the past decade.
We have investigated instances of nursing home abuse and neglect throughout the country. We have made a personal commitment to battling this epidemic, and will continue to pursue these cases despite litigation of them becoming increasingly more difficult due to changes in the law.
Signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect can include bedsores, dehydration, broken bones, unexplained bruising, falls, or malnutrition.
We measure our success by the results we deliver for our clients.
Verdicts / Settlements
About J.P. Sawyer
During his 9 year tenure as a partner at the Beasley Allen Law Firm, J.P. first developed a passion for practicing wrongful death and personal injury law.
However, closest to his heart has always been representing those that have been abused or neglected by the very nursing homes that were entrusted to care for them.
J.P.’s commitment to fighting for some of society’s most vulnerable members remains unwavering despite laws governing nursing home litigation becoming increasingly complex and difficult to navigate. In 2009 he was co-lead counsel in a landmark case for “resident’s rights” that resulted in a 4.75 million dollar settlement against a major nursing home chain.
An arbitration panel has ruled that a Montgomery, Alabama nursing home caused the wrongful death of a resident in 2011. Following a week-long arbitration, the panel entered an award of $375,000 against South Haven Nursing Home.
Sawyer Law Firm recently settled a nursing home negligence case on the eve of trial. The case involved a nursing home resident who was allowed to fall out of his bed and fracture his hip. The resident’s medical record indicated that a nursing assistant heard a fall alarm sounding and found the resident on the floor.
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We work extremely hard to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. But don’t simply take our word for it. Here are several testimonials from current and former clients who were thoughtful enough to share with us.
“Words cannot express our gratitude to you for your dedication and hard work on our case. You have been a blessing to our family…”
“We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. You have been so kind and caring to us…”
“You have truly made me believe there is hope and trust in the system. I never felt uneasy with anything you told us…”
“I appreciate your help and will certainly highly recommend your services when I have the opportunity. You are a genuine and caring person and a blessing to our family…”
“You did a great job. Maybe the health care will get better and other families will not have to go through this…”
“This life-changing experience was very scary for me. You took me by the hand and led me through it all..”
“I thank you for continuing to look out for the elderly in our area…”
“I know if I ever need you again or someone else needs a great lawyer, you will be the one to call…”