What should I do if I suspect assisted living abuse or neglect?
Useful advice from an Alabama assisted living abuse lawyer who delivers results, one case a time
Knowing what to do if you suspect assisted living abuse and neglect can be confusing. There are so many issues that need to be addressed. Even knowing where to start can be overwhelming. That's why you need someone on your side, fighting for your rights.
At Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C., we have years of experience handling such complex cases. That's why we compiled the information below. We want to help your family resolve your crisis. Contact us. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. Your case matters here.
- Should I contact the police if I suspect assisted living abuse and neglect?
- Should I schedule doctor's appointment for assisted living abuse and neglect victim?
- Should I tell the assisted living facility I suspect assisted living abuse and neglect?
- Where can I report assisted living abuse and neglect?
- What if the assisted living facility claims nothing is wrong?
- What if the assisted living facility denies any wrongdoing?
- What if the assisted living facility or its insurance company claims your loved one caused the injury?
- Should I take photographs of evidence of assisted living abuse or neglect?
- Should I interview other residents, staff members or possible witnesses?
- Should I accept a financial offer for my assisted living abuse and neglect complaint?
- Can I sue an assisted living facility for abuse or neglect?
- Should I hire an Alabama assisted living abuse and neglect attorney?
- Why should I hire Alabama law firm Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C.?
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.
Yes. And make sure the doctor examining you or your loved does not work for the assisted living facility. The doctor's diagnosis could be biased if he or she is affiliated with the assisted living facility.
Yes. However, 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.
In Alabama, you can call the Assisted Living Facilities complaint hotline at 1-866-873-0366 to report the facility to the Alabama Department of Health. You can also call the Adult Abuse Hotline at 1-800-458-7214.
Tell them you disagree and that you have notified the police and scheduled a doctor's appointment for your loved one. It's important to take an aggressive stance right from the start to protect your loved one's health and your legal rights.
Inform the assisted living facility you disagree. However, do not make any other statements to them. Your complaint could turn into a legal case. Anything you say could be used against your family and as justification for denying compensation.
Do not say anything else to the assisted living facility. Do not write anything to them as well. Your disagreement will likely become a legal battle. And anything you say or write could be used as evidence for denying compensation for your family.
Yes. Evidence helps build strong legal cases. And some of the best evidence you can have to support your claim involves photographs documenting abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility.
Yes. Don't leave your investigation simply to the police. If someone tells you he observed neglect or abuse in an assisted living facility, record or write down his statement and notify the police. Make sure to get the witnesses' full name and contact number so police can notify them later if necessary.
Before you accept or sign anything, carefully review any financial offer or settlement from an assisted living facility for your 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 might receive.
Perhaps. Before doing so, it's important to consider all your legal options. That's why it's important to contact an experienced assisted living abuse and neglect lawyer who has successfully filed lawsuits in Alabama. A lawyer can explain the options available to you.
Yes. Assisted living abuse and neglect cases in Alabama can be very complicated. Don't take chances with your loved one's health. Make sure you have a lawyer on your side who thoroughly understands the law and will work tirelessly for you.
Assisted living abuse and neglect victims throughout Alabama rely on Shuttlesworth Law Firm, P.C. to make things right. We pride ourselves on our honesty. We don't make promises we cannot keep. That's why we promise to give you an accurate assessment of your case when you contact us. We want what's best for you. Expect more. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. We handle assisted living abuse and neglect cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us a fee if we win.