Knoxville Area Nursing Homes
Our experienced and knowledgeable nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers with the Higgins Firm deal with several cases of nursing home neglect and malpractice in Knoxville, Tennessee and in other communities throughout the state. Knoxville is the county seat of Knox County. In 2013, it had an estimated population of 183,270, and it’s the state’s third largest city. Knoxville is also home of the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Supreme Courthouse for East Tennessee. Our firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services to the people of Knoxville. We will work on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you need for your case.Nursing Homes in Knoxville and Knox County
Some of the nursing homes in Knoxville or Knox County that may have had nursing home abuse or neglect cases include:
- Fort Sanders TCU
- NHC Healthcare, FT Sanders
- Serene Manor Medical Center
- Island Home Park Health and Rehab
- NHC Healthcare, Knoxville
- Tennova Healthcare, Tennova TCU
- Kindred Health and Rehabilitation, North haven
- Holston Health and Rehabilitation Center
If you feel that someone you care about has been the victim of nursing home abuse or malpractice in one of these or another local nursing home, it is important that you speak to one of our attorneys. We will listen to your case and help you to get the compensation you may be entitled to. If you are considering one of these homes for your loved one, you can go to this nursing home website to compare each home to choose one that may be best for your loved one. Main Reasons for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect has become a major problem not only in Tennessee but throughout the country as well. There may be several reasons for this neglect, but one of the main reasons is improperly training and not enough staff to go around. When choosing a Knoxville nursing home for someone you care about the first step you should take is to visit the nursing home you are considering. During your visit, it is important to notice the condition and overall well-being of the other patients. Do they look happy and well taken care of or are they yelling for someone’s help or seem to be in pain? Also, it is a good idea to ask several questions about the nursing home and their procedures for training their staff and feeding, and caring for the residents. Does the food look properly prepared? Do the residents seem to be getting enough to eat or drink? How many staff is there per floor or per resident? It is important to make sure that these questions and concerns are answered thoroughly so that you can make the best decision about where your loved one should live. Once you decide on a nursing home, it is advised to keep up with visits and continue to ask questions. If you see signs of nursing home abuse or neglect, then you should speak with the nursing home’s administration right away. If your complaints are not being resolved, you can contact the Tennessee Department of Health about your suspicions of abuse.
If after deciding on a nursing home for your loved one, you suspect that nursing home abuse or neglect has taken place, you are encouraged to talk to one of our experienced and caring nursing home neglect attorneys at the Higgins Firm. We know how important your loved one’s health and well-being is to you and we will work with you to see to it that you receive any compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have suffered.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.