Adult Day Care Neglect Attorneys

When Your Loved One is Harmed at The Hands of an Adult Day Care Facility, We Give You Answers, Accountability, and Justice

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Emotions can be high when deciding to trust an adult day care or assisted living facility with your loved one’s health and well-being. When you choose a facility, you hope it will enhance your loved one’s quality of life. When they end up betraying your trust by hurting or harming them through abuse or negligence, it can devastate your entire family. However, through the hurt and anger, there is hope. You need an advocate who will get to the bottom of what happened and uncover the truth, bringing closure and justice to your loved one and your family.

At Grimes Teich Anderson, we understand the weight of your situation, and we’re here to shoulder the burden and hold those responsible accountable. While the road ahead may seem daunting, rest assured that our adult day care abuse and neglect attorneys are by your side, providing guidance, support, and peace of mind as we help you navigate this challenging time.

Over 40 Years of Fighting for Neglect and Abuse Victims in The Carolinas

Since 1979, our adult day care and nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers’ mission has been to defend vulnerable individuals who cannot stand up for themselves. We’ve represented thousands of people and their families throughout North and South Carolina and are ready to help you. If you suspect that your loved one is being hurt or harmed due to assisted living facility abuse or neglect, contact Grimes Teich Anderson today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Signs of Adult Day Care Neglect and Abuse

Recognizing the signs of adult day care neglect is crucial for ensuring the safety and well-being of your loved one. Some common indicators of neglect in adult day care facilities include:

  • Unexplained injuries, bruises, or marks
  • Poor personal hygiene, including unchanged clothes or soiled bedding
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Decreased mobility
  • Untreated medical conditions or lack of medication management
  • Social withdrawal or sudden changes in behavior
  • Hazardous or unsanitary living conditions
  • Staff members who seem overwhelmed, indifferent, or neglectful

Seeing any of these signs with your loved one can be deeply upsetting. However, you must act as soon as possible to address these warning signs with the help of a reputable adult day care abuse and neglect attorney.

Common Injuries Resulting from Neglect and Abuse

Adult day care abuse and neglect can lead to a range of injuries, both physical and psychological, which can have severe and long-lasting consequences. Some common injuries resulting from adult day care neglect include:

Broken bones or fractures. Lack of supervision or assistance can increase the risk of falls, leading to fractures, head injuries, and other trauma.

Bruises or lacerations. In extreme cases, neglect may escalate to physical abuse, leading to cuts and bruises.

Bedsores (pressure ulcers). Failure to reposition immobile or bedridden individuals regularly can result in the development of painful and potentially life-threatening pressure ulcers.

Malnutrition and dehydration. Inadequate nutrition and hydration due to neglect can lead to weight loss, weakness, fatigue, and compromised immune function.

Medication errors. Neglectful administration or monitoring of medications can result in adverse drug reactions, missed doses, or incorrect dosages, leading to worsened health conditions or new medical problems.

Worsening of existing medical conditions. Neglecting to address existing health issues or failing to provide appropriate medical care can lead to the worsening of chronic conditions, infections, or other complications.

Emotional distress. Neglect can also have psychological effects, such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, and feelings of abandonment or neglect.

It's essential to recognize the signs of neglect and advocate for the affected individual's well-being to prevent further harm and ensure they receive the care and support they need. If you suspect that a loved one has experienced neglect in an adult day care facility, it's crucial to take action right away. You should report the situation to the appropriate authorities and seek legal advice to protect their rights and pursue justice.

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What to Do If You Suspect A Facility is Neglecting Your Loved One

If your loved one is displaying signs of being abused or neglected in an adult day care facility, it's essential to take immediate action. Here are the steps you can take to ensure their safety and well-being:

  1. Document your observations. Keep detailed records of signs or incidents that suggest abuse or neglect, including dates, times, and observations. This documentation will be vital if you must report the situation or take legal action later.
  2. Speak with your loved one. Approach your loved one in a calm and supportive manner to discuss your concerns. Listen to their experiences and observations, and reassure them that you're there to help and support them.
  3. Contact the facility. Bring your concerns to the attention of the facility's management or staff. Ask to speak with the director or administrator and express your concerns clearly and respectfully. Provide specific examples of what you've observed or heard.
  4. Report to authorities. If you believe that immediate intervention is necessary to protect your loved one or others in the facility, contact local law enforcement or Adult Protective Services (APS) to report the suspected abuse or neglect. They can investigate the situation and take appropriate action to ensure safety.
  5. Seek medical attention. If your loved one has suffered physical injuries or health problems as a result of abuse or neglect, seek medical attention immediately. Document any injuries and follow up with healthcare providers to ensure proper treatment and documentation of their condition.
  6. Consult with an attorney. Consider seeking legal advice from an attorney specializing in adult day care facility abuse or neglect cases. They can help you understand your rights and options for legal action against the responsible parties.
  7. Consider alternative care options. If the abuse or neglect persists despite your efforts to address it, consider finding alternative day care facilities or care arrangements that prioritize your loved one's safety and well-being.

Remember that taking action is essential to protect your loved one and prevent further harm. By advocating for their rights and holding responsible parties accountable, you can help ensure they receive the care and support they deserve.

How to File a Lawsuit for Adult Day Care Neglect

If you're considering filing a lawsuit for adult day care neglect on behalf of your loved one, it's essential to follow these steps to ensure your case is handled effectively:

Gather evidence. Collect all relevant documentation, including medical records, photographs of injuries, incident reports, witness statements, and any communication with the adult day care facility regarding the neglect.

Consult with an attorney. Schedule a consultation with an attorney specializing in adult day care abuse or neglect cases. They can evaluate the strength of your case, explain your legal rights and options, and guide you on the best course of action.

File a complaint. Your attorney will help you prepare and file a complaint against the adult day care facility alleging neglect. This legal document outlines the details of the neglect, the injuries or damages suffered by your loved one, and the compensation you're seeking.

Serve the defendant. Once the complaint is filed, the defendant (the adult day care facility) must be served with a copy of the complaint and a summons, notifying them of the lawsuit and their obligation to respond.

Discovery phase. Both parties will engage in the discovery process, exchanging relevant information and evidence related to the case. This may include depositions, interrogatories, document requests, and other discovery methods.

Negotiation or mediation. Before proceeding to trial, your attorney may attempt to negotiate a settlement with the defendant or participate in mediation to resolve the case outside of court. This can potentially result in a faster resolution and avoid the stress and expense of a trial.

Trial. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial, where both parties will present their arguments and evidence before a judge or jury. Your attorney will advocate on behalf of your loved one to seek a favorable outcome and hold the defendant accountable for their neglect.

Judgment and compensation. If the court rules in your favor, it will issue a judgment holding the defendant liable for the neglect and determining the appropriate compensation for your loved one's injuries and damages.

Navigating a lawsuit for adult day care neglect can be complex and emotionally challenging. Still, with the help of an experienced attorney, you can seek justice for your loved one and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Adult Day Care Neglect Lawyers Protecting Vulnerable Individuals of the Carolinas

When you constantly put your loved one’s needs before your own, you expect an adult day care facility to do the same. Unfortunately, the unthinkable can still happen. If you believe that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect at an adult care facility, you must act quickly for their health and safety. The adult day care abuse and neglect attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are here for you and your family and ready to speak with you for free.

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