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Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Home Neglect

Answers to your questions from Alabama nursing home neglect lawyers you can trust

Finding information about nursing home neglect can be a challenge. At Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, we understand you want information now. That's why we have provided answers here to some of the most frequently asked questions about nursing home neglect.

How do we know so much about such cases? Because our experienced Alabama nursing home neglect lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for injury victims. Make your case count. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. We're here to help you.


What are the warning signs of nursing home neglect?

Warning signs of nursing home neglect can be hard to identify. Some of the most common warning signs include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration

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Should I have a doctor examine a loved one for possible nursing home neglect?

Yes. And make sure the doctor does not work for the nursing home. It's important to have a doctor not affiliated with the nursing home examine your loved one. Otherwise, the doctor might not give an accurate assessment of your loved one's medical condition.

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Should I contact the police if I suspect nursing home neglect?

Yes. Contact the police and tell them you suspect your loved one is victim of nursing home neglect. If they claim they do not investigate such cases, ask them to report your complaint to the proper state or federal agency. Also ask for the police officer's name in case you need to call back and follow up on your initial complaint.

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Who investigates nursing home neglect complaints in Alabama?

The Alabama Department of Public Health investigates most nursing home neglect cases. Unfortunately, the state often doesn't have the resources to thoroughly investigate every complaint. That's why it's important to contact an Alabama nursing home neglect attorney to help investigate your complaint on your behalf.

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Should I tell the nursing home I suspect nursing home neglect?

Yes. However, be very careful about what you say to the nursing home. In many cases, many complaints turn into complicated legal battles. As a result, anything you say might be used as an excuse to deny compensation for your legitimate nursing home neglect claim.

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Should I talk to the nursing home if they contact me about the neglect?

No. Do not answer any questions if the nursing home contacts you about your nursing home neglect complaint. Your comments or written statements could be used against you if you become involved in a legal battle with the nursing home. Direct all questions to your nursing home neglect lawyer.

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Should I accept a financial offer for my nursing home neglect complaint?

Carefully review any financial offer or settlement from a nursing home for your nursing home complaint. Be aware that if you accept an offer, you could forfeit your right to take future legal action. Protect your rights. Contact an experienced Alabama nursing home neglect lawyer.

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Can I file a lawsuit for my nursing home neglect claim?

Yes. However, nursing home neglect lawsuits in Alabama can be very complicated. Don't attempt to take legal action on your own. Make sure you have a lawyer you trust on your side looking out for your best interests. Contact us. We can help.

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Can I negotiate for more money for my nursing home neglect case?

Yes. If you are not satisfied with an offer from a nursing home or insurance company, you have the right to ask for more money. However, actually obtaining more money can be extremely complicated. That's why it's critical you have an attorney on your side.

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Should I hire an Alabama nursing home neglect attorney?

Yes. When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start. The best nursing home neglect attorneys know how to negotiate with nursing homes and get injury victims the money they rightfully deserve.

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

Case results matter. That's why nursing home neglect victims throughout Alabama regularly rely on Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions. We're proud of our results and we're eager to work with you. Discover what an experienced nursing home neglect lawyer can do for you. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule an appointment today. As contingency fee lawyers, we don't charge clients any fees for nursing home neglect cases unless there is a successful recovery.

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