Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition in which nerve cells degenerate in the brain and the brain substance shrinks. It is the single most common cause of dementia. The features of the disease vary among individuals, but there are three major stages:
- Severe Memory Loss
- Severe Disorientation and Confusion
Nursing homes are considered “health care providers” and are subject to medical liability for negligent treatment, lack of treatment, or other claimed departure from accepted standards of medical care, which results in injury to, or death of the patient. Nursing homes must be specially licensed to care for Alzheimer’s patients; therefore, they are held to a higher duty in caring for an Alzheimer’s patient.
One of the most difficult decisions one has to make in life is to place a loved one into a nursing home. The decision requires trust and faith in the facility in which they are placed. Unfortunately, our loved ones do not always receive the quality care they deserve and are paying for.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your loved one’s injuries. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. We obtain complete and accurate copies of the applicable medical records and in some cases immediately take depositions of the personnel involved.
If a loved one has wandered away or has not been properly supervised and has suffered an injury or death, please call 1-800-350-5110, then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.