Greensboro Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Protecting Abused Elderly Across Burlington, High Point and Winston-Salem Areas
When families decide to place their loved ones in the care of a nursing
home, they expect that the facility's staff will care for them with
respect and dignity. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. In North
Carolina and across the nation, thousands of elderly people are mistreated,
neglected, and abused on a daily basis.
Nursing home abuse or
nursing home neglect can take many forms, but is often unseen by the majority of people until
it becomes dangerous to the individual.
Signs of nursing home abuse can include:
Bed sores or pressure ulcers
- Intentional assault
- Malnutrition/ starvation
- Rapid weight loss
- Wandering outside facility - lack of oversight
- Wrongful death
- Staffing problems
- Poor maintenance and upkeep of facilities
- Changes in behavior or fear of certain staff members
Injuries from accidents can also show signs of abuse, such as if a person
suffers unexplained or unreported
spinal cord injuries or
brain injuries due to falls or other accidents. The photo on the right is a photo of
a resident who the nursing home claimed "rolled over in her bed and
bumped her nose". The photo was taken in the ER just a few days before
she died. I apologize for the graphic nature of the photo, but I want
people to see what they are doing to people.
What To Expect in a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
Don't Let it Slide - It is critical to fight for the rights of elderly victims involved in
abuse in Greensboro as well as the entire state of North Carolina. Many
times, these cases involve wrongful death and the Statute of Limitations
is two years. You must act quickly. Nursing home residents worked their
whole lives and now need our help, and nursing home corporations are paid
very well to do this. Many nursing homes literally make millions in gross
revenue each year. Instead of hiring another CNA or nurse, nursing homes
pocket the money and put residents at risk. Click here to see a ranking of
Guilford County Nursing Homes.
Companies Putting Profit over People - Most of these nursing homes are owned by corporate chains from out of
state who don't care about anything but their bottom line. We all
know that this is going on in nursing homes, and we must stop it. Nursing
home chains use this money to fight these cases very hard. Typically,
we will have to spend tens of thousands of dollars just to get the case
to court. Documents and medical records are many times altered, witnesses
have disappeared or been intimidated into not talking, all of the staff
say "I don't know anything," and the law on expert testimony
is very tricky.
You Need an Experienced Attorney - All of this makes it extremely hard to litigate these nursing home cases.
If you look at attorney advertisements here in Greensboro and surrounding
areas, many claim that they handle nursing home abuse cases but very few
actually do. Ask your attorney for their resume, ask how many nursing
home abuse cases have you taken to jury trials, and what was the result?
You will need a very good Greensboro nursing home attorney to handle these
nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Geensboro Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer, Serving High Point & Winston-Salem
Attorney James Roane III during 2009/2010 was the Chair of the Nursing
Home Division of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice and a member
of the Guilford County Nursing Home Advisory Committee. Attorney Roane
speaks to groups on such topics as disaster preparedness for nursing homes,
the arbitration of a nursing home case, expert witness rules and special
considerations in nursing home abuse cases, and basic nursing home negligence.
James Roane has litigated nursing home abuse and neglect cases across
the state with solid results.
To our knowledge, in the last five years no other attorney in this state
has tried as many cases or handled as many arbitrations as James has.
In his last arbitration, the nursing home hired five lawyers to fight James.
The lead trial lawyer flew in from Texas, but James still won the case.
Experience counts. This does not guarantee that it will happen in your
case as all cases are different. However, he cares about nursing home
patients and will do his utmost to make sure you they don't get away
with it. If a loved one has experienced nursing home negligence, abuse
or elder abuse, it is critical to seek legal representation. You are fighting
not only for your loved one's rights, but also for the rights of every
elderly individual living in a residential care facility.
Finally, if you want information on Greensboro area nursing homes, you
can look at my
Nursing Home Rating and Review. I have listed most of the nursing homes in the Piedmont area, and ranked
them according to staffing and survey results.