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Jackson, MS, Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Nursing home abuse can cause physical injuries, psychological distress, long-term illness, financial loss, and even death. If your elderly family member has been harmed by assisted care neglect, it’s crucial to investigate the situation and quickly take action. NST Law’s skilled nursing home abuse and bedsores lawyers in Jackson, MS, can help you gather evidence and pursue the justice your loved one deserves.    

Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for older people. If you suspect that a loved one has suffered from abuse in an assisted living home, there are steps you can take to investigate the matter and hold the responsible party accountable.

The trusted Jackson, MS, nursing home abuse lawyers at NST Law can evaluate your case for free and advise you on the right path to justice. Elder abuse often causes severe emotional trauma, physical injuries, and illnesses that a senior patient might never overcome. While monetary compensation cannot erase the pain suffered by a victim and their families, it can alleviate the financial stress as they heal.

Our skilled elder abuse attorneys have recovered more than $2 billion in settlement verdicts for people who were injured through no fault of their own. We can gather evidence and build a solid case for the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to get started.   

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NST Law: Advocates for Victims of Negligent Security

Mississippi law protects the rights and well-being of the elderly in assisted care. Nursing homes are required to communicate these rules to their residents and employees. A non-exhaustive list of these rights include: 

  • The right to control their own finances
  • The right to maintain communication with loved ones
  • The right to consult their medical professionals
  • The right to attend religious gatherings and other events
  • The right to voice complaints and propose changes in the nursing home

Further, nursing home facilities must ensure residents’ safety by hiring qualified caregivers with no history of suspicious behavior. When an institution fails to perform a proper background check and an unqualified worker hurts an elderly person, the nursing home may be liable for the resulting damages.   

Having served the residents of Mississippi for more than three decades, NST Law’s Jackson attorneys understand assisted care residents’ rights and personal injury laws. Such knowledge is crucial for winning nursing home abuse claims. 

Why Choose the NST Law Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

NST Law is committed to helping those in need get the support they deserve. Besides our award-winning legal services, we are deeply involved in community activities that give back to low-income, minority, and vulnerable groups, including homeless people, veterans, and the elderly. 

We are dedicated to stopping elder negligence in nursing homes through aggressive legal representation for victims. NST Law’s elder abuse and elderly bedsore legal services include free case evaluations, and you only pay us when we win a settlement. 

Whether you need a bedsores litigation expert, an elder mistreatment lawyer, or a wrongful death attorney, our team has handled and won a variety of nursing home abuse cases with unique circumstances just like yours.

Testimonials From Past Clients

You don’t have to take it from us. Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

NST is so professional in what they do. They will fight for you from the beginning to the end. I love the fact that they have a local office in my neighborhood. Just make one call to NST, and they will be there for you. I love NST! – Audrey F.

After researching attorneys online, NST was just the better choice. They get results, and that’s NST Strong to me. – Corwin

I called NST Law because I wanted the best team on my side. Someone was always available to answer my questions. – Terrika

How NST Law Can Help in Nursing Home Abuse and Bedsore Cases

A caregiver’s role is to understand their residents’ needs and provide standard levels of care. Failure to do so is neglect and can cause illnesses and injuries such as bedsores. 

Through aggressive representation, our senior abuse law firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlement verdicts for families whose loved ones suffered from negligent caregivers. If you’re wondering whether you need a lawyer, here’s what a nursing home injury attorney from NST Law can do for you:

  • Investigate the situation
  • Gather evidence to build a strong case for your claims
  • Consult with experts to strengthen your case and prove liability
  • Calculate the damages you’re owed 
  • File the necessary documents and your claim within the statute of limitations
  • Handle the insurance company to avoid settling for less than you deserve
  • Present the evidence and negotiate with insurers for maximum compensation
  • File a lawsuit when the insurance company is unwilling to offer the amount you deserve 

Steps To Follow if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

If you suspect elderly abuse, take action before it’s too late. An experienced nursing home neglect lawyer is best suited to help you with the investigation to determine the facts. 

Here are steps you can take in the event of suspected elder abuse and bedsores in assisted living facilities:   

  • Speak with your loved one about the situation
  • Document evidence through pictures, videos, and notes
  • Call 911 if the victim is in danger
  • Contact a nursing home abuse attorney for legal representation
  • Report the suspected abuse to your local Ombudsman for investigation

Whether you’re encountering physical, mental, or sexual elderly abuse, our elder neglect attorneys at NST Law are ready to listen to your case and offer compassionate legal services. Schedule your free consultation today.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Jackson, MS

Nursing home abuse is an intentional or negligent action that harms, or risks harming, someone 60 years or older in a nursing home. Many nursing home residents fail to report abuse because they fear retaliation from their caregivers, whether it’s perceived or supported by actual threats. 

According to the World Health Organization, one in six seniors experience abuse, with some experiencing multiple types simultaneously. Unfortunately, a majority of this abuse happens in nursing homes and other assisted care facilities. Over 60 percent of staff in elderly care institutions admitted to abusing residents.

These statistics are why it’s crucial to visit your loved one often and note signs of the following common types of nursing home abuse:

  • Physical abuse: This abuse involves intentional kicking, hitting, shoving, slapping, and any other forms of physical force used against elderly persons. Some of the signs include unexplained wounds and bruises, burns, swelling of body parts, and even loss of life.  
  • Caregiver neglect: This type of abuse is the failure to provide elderly persons with their basic needs, including food, proper shelter, clothing, and medical care. Signs of neglect in a nursing home include bedsores, unhygienic living conditions, fall injuries, malnutrition, and sudden weight loss.
  • Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse involves any unconsented or forced sexual contact, including inappropriate touching, rape, and forced nudity. Common warning signs include a resident’s behavioral changes when around certain staff, withdrawal from social situations, pain or bleeding from private areas, and unexplained STDs.    
  • Emotional abuse: This abuse happens when a caregiver’s behaviors, whether verbal or non-verbal, inflict fear, mental anguish, or emotional pain on elderly persons. Some of the signs to heed include isolation, depression, self-neglect, suicide attempts, and avoiding eye contact during interactions.  
A grandmother and granddaughter talking in a retirement home

Bedsores in Nursing Homes

Bedsores are skin ulcers caused by prolonged pressure that cuts off the oxygen supply to the affected body area. Elderly persons who are bedridden or use a wheelchair are at a high risk of developing bedsores. These injuries can amount to medical malpractice, depending on the circumstances. 

A bedsore can take months or years to heal, especially if it becomes infected. Minor complications such as fever and chills may occur. Life-threatening conditions, including sepsis and cellulitis, are common in serious cases. 

To prevent bedsores among the elderly, caregivers must turn and reposition patients regularly, perform body checkups, and provide good nutrition. If you suspect a loved one’s bedsore is due to neglect, NST Law’s pressure wound legal counsel can investigate the incident and determine if abuse is involved. A nursing home bedsores attorney will know how to navigate the legal process and obtain the justice your family deserves.  

Let Our Jackson, MS Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Fight for You

Nursing homes have a legal and contractual obligation to provide certain standards of care for the elderly. Unfortunately, some establishments cut corners and are understaffed, preventing them from fulfilling their residents’ needs. If you or your loved one have suffered nursing home abuse, we are here for you. 

NST Law is a large personal injury law firm with local offices in Jackson and other convenient Mississippi locations. We are committed to supporting the injured in recovering physically, mentally, and financially from abuse and neglect. Let our award-winning nursing home abuse and bedsores attorneys handle your case, investigate the circumstances, and offer qualified legal support. 

Call the champs at 601-362-5222 or fill out our brief online form to get started. We are available 24/7 to pick up your call.   

NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

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125 South Congress St
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Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-362-5222
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Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.