Huntsville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Huntsville Nursing Home Injury LawyersThe Huntsville nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent a growing segment of the local population whose rights are often taken for granted by nursing centers that promise to provide them with dignity and quality care. Keeping these promises often takes a back seat to finding ways to maximize profit, however, and this can result in lower quality care, neglect and the permission of abuse. The public has the right to know the history of any nursing center so that they can make more educated choices and this is why we have used data openly provided by Medicare to compile a list of facilities that may not have your loved one’s interests at heart.

Huntsville Senior Demographics

Huntsville’s population of over 180,000 makes it the fourth largest city in Alabama and it holds regional and national influence as the home of numerous textile mills, ammunition factories and the Marshall Space Flight Center for NASA. The United States Army Aviation and Missile Command is also located nearby and the city has a large stake in the biotechnology industry as home to over 25 major biotech firms. The Huntsville Biotech Initiative has made the city friendly to many firms wishing to conduct research in biotechnologies ranging from genetic sequencing to disease diagnostics to agricultural technologies. The biotechnology industry has become a large contributor to Huntsville’s economy as a result.

The senior segment of the population is continuing to grow as more people prepare for their retirement, but those over the age of 65 already make up over 14.2% of the total. This is a larger portion than in most areas, making it all the more important that there are adequate resources committed to senior living programs. Residents over the age of 60 are automatically considered members of the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, which provides nutritional programs, group activities, fitness programs, interest clubs, social games and more to seniors living throughout the area.

For more information, visit http://www.seniorview.com/ or call (256) 880-7080.

Huntsville Nursing Homes

While Medicare tracks and publishes useful data and ratings for all of the nursing homes in the country, many people are unaware of how to access this information and never benefit from it. Our Huntsville nursing injury lawyers used the nursing home compare tool offered on the Medicare site to highlight the worst rated homes in the area and you can use the same tool to compare other centers during your search for a home that will provide the care your loved one deserves. It is available at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare and as easy to use as inputting your city or zip code and searching for centers nearby. Here are the nursing centers we suggest avoiding at all costs.

Diversicare of Big Springs
500 St. Clair Avenue Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-5111

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility rates very well in all other areas, but its health inspection record is so poor that it has a heavily weighted impact on the center’s score overall. Common health and safety violations can include inadequate disease control measures, failing to tend to patients’ hygienic needs, medication errors, failure to provide an environment free of trip or fall hazards and failing to prepare food correctly.

Signature Healthcare of Whitesburg Gardens
105 Teakwood Drive Southwest
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 881-5000

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: An unacceptable health inspection history is also the major demerit for this facility. It is important for nursing facilities to make investments in measures that will ensure the safety and good health of their patients.

Millennium Nursing & Rehab Center
5275 Millennium Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806

(256) 489-6800

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing, poor quality measures and numerous health and safety violations do not help this nursing center’s reputation one bit. It is not surprising, however, to see these types of issues at for profit homes because of the tactics used to limit overhead and increase margins. More investment needs to be made in nursing homes’ staff members, environment and quality control measures to ensure that patients are receiving the quality of care promised.

Fairview at Redstone Village
12000 Turnmeyer Drive
Huntsville, AL 35803
(256) 881-6717

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Medicare only

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Inadequate quality control measures and many health inspection deficiencies are the main drivers of this center’s poor score. Marked improvements need to be made in both areas before this home can be considered a viable option. Patients relying on Medicaid are also unable to use their benefits at this location.

Madison Manor Nursing Home
3891 Sullivan Street
Madison, AL 35758
(256) 772-9243

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid:

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: The primary red flag raised here is a one star health inspection record rating. This seems to be a common theme for our list, highlighting the need for more oversight into health and sanitation matters in nursing homes.

Common Nursing Concerns Requiring Legal Action

Neglect and abuse is becoming more prevalent at nursing facilities across the nation due to near ubiquity of for profit nursing care companies at present and the reduction of government funding for programs that would benefit nursing care and the people that rely upon it. Our Huntsville nursing injury lawyers handle cases involving many different forms of abuse and neglect, so if you feel that your loved one is being mistreated, we invite you to seek legal advice to determine whether your case is warranted. The most common concerns we handle include the following.

  • Neglect of nursing home staff that can result in malnutrition, the development of bedsores, infection, neglect toward hygienic needs, dehydration and injuries due to accidents occurring when the patient is unsupervised.
  • Medication errors that result in severe medical complications or death. The rate of medication errors occurring in nursing homes is alarming and a symptom of how overworked nursing staff can be when they are unable to take the time to ensure patients are receiving the right medications and doses.
  • Physical or sexual assault cases. There is simply no excuse for assault of any kind and we aggressively pursue nursing facilities that allow such actions to occur under their watch.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is a leading injury law firm that has helped thousands of nursing abuse victims across the nation recover the compensation they are entitled to for their injuries. We are able to give our clients the greatest chances of recouping damages by only employing attorneys with relevant experience and success. This means that you will be represented by a lawyer that has specific knowledge and experience that is relevant to your own case.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our award winning Huntsville nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys and we will gather all of the details we need from you to be able to perform a thorough investigation into the matter. We will then review all of your legal options with you and let you know what we can do to help you so that you know what to expect. If we are unable to secure damages on your behalf, you won’t owe us anything for our time.

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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric