Nursing Home Cases Righting Wrongs- It's What We Do

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Jackson

Putting a Stop to Elder Negligence & Abuse

Let’s face it. At some point, our friends and loved ones may have to be admitted to a nursing home to get the care they require. When they are admitted, we assume that the doctors, nurses, techs, and aides who are employed by the nursing home will do what is necessary to provide appropriate and compassionate care. As you may have already discovered, this isn’t always the case. In some instances, patients and residents experience neglect, mistreatment, or outright abuse.

If you’ve noticed any potential signs of neglect or suspect that elder abuse is occurring at a nursing home where your loved one is a patient, ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP can help. Our Jackson nursing home negligence lawyers are here to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and offer an explanation of your rights and options to stop mistreatment and hold at-fault parties responsible.

Call (601) 265-6869 today! Together, we can right the wrongs caused by nursing home neglect.

What Is Nursing Home Negligence?

Nursing home negligence may be described as any situation where a patient or resident in an elder care center or nursing home receives substandard care or treatment. This can include conditions caused by understaffing or lack of training, intentional misconduct, or simple carelessness.

We take on cases across Mississippi involving all types of nursing home negligence, including:

  • Decubitus Ulcers (Pressure Sores): These painful sores are created by an immobile patient not being turned appropriately throughout the day. If not prevented or treated, they can lead to debilitating health conditions and even death.
  • Malnutrition/Dehydration: As hard as it is to believe, one of the chief complaints nursing homes face is that their negligent care and treatment can cause our loved ones to suffer from malnutrition and/or dehydration. These conditions, while bad enough themselves, can also aggravate various other medical conditions from which our loved ones suffer.
  • Falls: As we age, our bodies become more brittle, and are therefore more susceptible to injury. When a patient at a nursing home falls because of a dangerous condition or is dropped due to the careless behavior of an attendant, the resulting injury can be painful and traumatic.

Understaffed & Mismanaged Nursing Homes

Mississippi nursing homes and other facilities that care for elderly and infirm patients have an obligation to provide proper care. This includes providing enough staff members to tend to patients’ needs, implementing training and safety procedures to promote patient well-being, performing background checks on caregivers, and taking disciplinary actions against personnel who have violated company policy or engaged in illegal acts.

When nursing homes fail to properly hire or manage caregivers, they can be held responsible if patients are injured as a result. Our Jackson nursing home neglect attorneys at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP know how to identify situations where the facility itself is responsible and will pursue the highest amount of compensation to help our client – and to make sure that the facility is brought to justice.

Identifying Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

How can you be sure that an elderly loved one is being neglected or mistreated? While only a complete investigation will yield evidence of wrongdoing, there are some signs you can look for, which may indicate neglect.

If you’ve noticed any of the following signs, you may need to investigate the situation:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Recurring falls or accidents
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Unclean premises
  • Delays in providing medical care
  • Overmedication
  • Improper use of restraints

If your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911. If you want a legal opinion, call our attorneys. During a free initial consultation, we will review the signs, ask the difficult questions, and determine whether we should move forward. You can count on our honest and accurate evaluation of your case.

Contact us online or call (601) 265-6869 to arrange your free consultation. We can talk on the phone, you can come to our office, or we can come to you!

Maximizing Your Recovery - It's What We Do

Contact Our Firm Today at (601) 265-6869
  • Personal Injury Settlement $5,900,000
  • 18-Wheeler Settlement $2,100,000
  • Slip and Fall Settlement $1,000,000
  • Auto Settlement $1,000,000
  • Wrongful Death Auto Settlement $500,000
  • Verdict Against The Police Department $121,000
  • Verdict In Pawnshop Case $77,000
  • Slip & Fall Settlement $37,000

    Slip and fall settlement where the plaintiff had $1,500 in medical costs related to the accident

  • Settlement $215,000

    $215,000 settlement after the previous lawyer recommended settlement for $10,000

  • Award from Judge $85,000
/
  • Super Lawyers
  • AAJ
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Putting Your Needs First - It's What We Do

  • Free Consultations

    Regardless of the size or scope of your case, we always provide free initial consultations to our clients. Even if you can't make it into the office, we'll meet you or your family at the most convenient location possible.

  • Work Directly With Your Attorney

    Unlike other firms in the area, we always make sure that every case we take on is handled directly by one our partners. We never offload cases to paralegals, legal aids, or assistants.

  • Getting Results - It's What We Do

    We know how insurance companies and major corporations work to try and avoid responsibility. We're not afraid to go toe-to-toe with these companies to fight to make sure our clients get the recovery they deserve.

Fighting For Our Clients

It's What We Do - Call (601) 265-6869!
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.