Cookeville Nursing Homes
The nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Higgins Firm handle nursing home abuse and malpractice cases in many communities in Tennessee including Cookeville, Putnam County. Cookeville is the county seat of Putnam County. It is also considered one of the country’s micropolitan areas because it is a small city but no less significant as an economic hub. It is home to the Tennessee Technological University and as of 2010 has a population of 30,435. We care about this community and are proud to be able to provide legal services for Cookeville and its residents. We work hard to make sure that our clients know that they can count on us to help them get the best possible outcome for their case.Nursing Home Abuse Cases in Cookeville
Our attorneys have handled multiple cases of nursing home abuse or neglect throughout Putnam County, Tennessee. Here are the main nursing homes in Putnam County area:
- NHC Healthcare
- Bethesda Health Care Center
- Signature Healthcare of Putnam County
- Life Care Center of Sparta
- Mabry Health Care
- NHC Healthcare Sparta
If one of your loved one is dealing with nursing home abuse or neglect in one of these local nursing homes, we encourage you to contact our office and we will hear your case and answer any questions you may have. Also, if you are considering one of these homes for your loved one it is always important to get as much information as possible. One great tool is the government’s nursing home compare website.A MAJOR CAUSE OF THE NURSING HOME NEGLECT EPIDEMIC
Unfortunately, one of the main reasons we have found for nursing home abuse and neglect is improper training or not enough staffing. It is difficult to make sure all the patients get enough care if there is not enough people to help them. If you are considering a Cookeville nursing home for your loved one then it is a good idea to ask questions about training procedures, how many staff they are for each resident and how often they are checked on throughout the day and night. If someone you care about is already living in a nursing home, one of the best things you can do for them is to visit them often. This way you can check for any signs of abuse or neglect such as: your loved one has sores, cuts, or bruises that may be new or are not healing properly. It is also advised to notice if your loved one is acting differently. If they are worried, scared, or seem withdrawn, this is often a sign that something is wrong. You should talk with the nursing home about your concerns. You can ask to speak to the supervisor or owner of the nursing home about the situation. If they do not seem to be doing anything to properly handle the problem, then you should contact the Tennessee Department of Health about your concerns.
If you feel that someone you care about may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in a Cookeville nursing home, please speak with one of our experienced and compassionate nursing home abuse lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We will answer any questions you may have and work with you to make sure you and your family get the compensation you need for what you have been through.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.