Nursing Home Abuse

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.

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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.

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Case Summaries

Sawyer Law Firm was recently successful in securing an award in a wrongful death lawsuit against a Montgomery based nursing home chain.

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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.

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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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Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect Statistics

The 2010 Census recorded the greatest number of people age 65 and older: 40.3 million, or 13% of the total population.

33%

Of all nursing homes experience some form of elderly abuse.

90%

Of all nursing homes have staff levels too low for adequate care.

83%

Of elder sexual abuse victims were assaulted in a nursing home.

92%

Of all nursing homes employ at least one convicted criminal.

50%

Of people with dementia experience some kind of abuse.

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Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect Resources

Below are some useful resources related to nursing home abuse / neglect.

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