Greensboro Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
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 they have taken to jury trials, and what was the result? Finding a strong, dedicated attorney that handles nursing home neglect and abuse cases regularly is beneficial to your case.
Protecting Abused Elderly in 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
- Multiple falls
- 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
Get to Know Our Firm
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.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 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.
To our knowledge, in the last five years no other attorney in the Greensboro area has tried as many cases or handled as many arbitrations as James has. Call (336) 790-5194 to put a courtroom warrior on your side.