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Frequently Asked Questions about Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect

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Finding answers to questions about assisted living abuse and neglect can be complicated and frustrating. You want information now, but you're not sure how to get it. That's why we compiled this list of frequently asked questions about assisted living abuse and neglect.

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What are the warning signs of assisted living abuse and neglect?

Warning signs of assisted living abuse and neglect cover a wide range. Make note of anything that seems unusual about your loved one, including:

  • Sudden weight lost
  • Unexplained illnesses
  • Bedsores
  • Bruises or cuts
  • Foul odors when you visit the facility
  • Sudden change in mood
  • Withdrawing from social activity
  • Unexplained injuries

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Should assisted living abuse and neglect victims seek medical treatment?

Yes. And make sure the doctor examining you or your loved does not work for the assisted living facility. The doctor's diagnosis of your loved one's medical condition could be affected by any affiliation with the assisted living facility.

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Should I contact the police if I suspect assisted living abuse and neglect?

Yes. Your abuse or neglect claim could be a criminal matter in addition to a civil matter. That's why it's important to notify the police and let them decide if they should investigate. This is a very important step if your loved one was a victim of assault, rape or another serious crime.

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Who investigates assisted living abuse and neglect complaints in Alabama?

The Alabama Department of Public Health investigates most allegations of assisted living abuse or neglect in Alabama. Unfortunately, the state often doesn't have the resources to thoroughly investigate every complaint. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests.

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Should I tell the assisted living facility I suspect assisted living abuse and neglect?

Yes. However, make sure you make your statement brief. Your complaint could turn into a complicated legal battle. If so, anything you say could be used as an excuse to deny compensation for your assisted living abuse and neglect claim.

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Should I talk to the assisted living facility or its insurance company if they contact me about the abuse?

No. Do not answer any questions if the assisted living facility or its insurance company contacts you about your assisted living abuse and neglect complaint. Remember, your complaint could become a complicated legal battle with the assisted living facility. Your comments or your written statements could be used against you.

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Should I accept a financial offer for my assisted living abuse and neglect complaint?

Before you accept or sign anything, carefully review any financial offer or settlement from an assisted living facility for your assisted living facility complaint. By signing and accepting such an offer, you may not be able to take any legal action in the future. Ask an experienced Alabama assisted living abuse and neglect lawyer to review any offer you may receive.

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Can I file a lawsuit for my assisted living abuse and neglect claim?

Yes. But do not attempt to file an assisted living abuse and neglect lawsuit in Alabama on your own. Contact us. Our legal team has years of experience dealing with lawsuits involving abuse and neglect. We can help you every step of the way.

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Can I negotiate for more money for my assisted living abuse and neglect case?

Yes. You do not have to accept an offer from an assisted living facility. If you believe you deserve more money, you have the right to refuse any offer. Remember, this money serves a vital purpose - to pay for medical expenses and other losses and to send a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated.

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Should I hire an Alabama assisted living abuse and neglect attorney?

Yes. Assisted living abuse and neglect cases in Alabama can be very complicated. That's why it's critical you have someone on your side who thoroughly understands the law and will vigorously fight for your rights.

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Why should I hire Alabama law firm Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC?

Assisted living abuse and neglect victims throughout Alabama count on Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, to help them make things right. Our assisted living abuse and neglect lawyers have acquired a reputation for successfully resolving complicated cases. Put your trust in us. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule an appointment today. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis when handling assisted living abuse claims. That means you pay no attorney's fees unless there is a financial recovery.

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