Protecting Your Loved One in Dothan, AL
If you or someone you love has become the target of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should not hesitate to take action as soon as possible. Your personal injury case is subject to a statute of limitations—which, in Alabama, is two years from the date of injury—so it is important that you get the ball rolling before too much time has elapsed.
In doing so, you will have the opportunity to pursue a monetary award for the harm that you have suffered. This may include compensation for any financial losses that you have sustained, as well as damages for any non-economic hardships that you have been forced to endure.
Testimonials From Former Clients
I would highly recommend Cory Driggers. He kept me informed all during my case. I never felt left in the dark. He was always straightforward with me . I can’t express how impressed I was with him.
Cory was absolutely fantastic. He settled my case beyond what I could even imagine. Not only was he very knowledgeable concerning the law, he was available whenever we needed him, Cory was also so kind and courteous to us at all times. During the time since my case ended I have called on Cory several times to ask questions related to situations I have had going on and he has always been available to help me. I would recommend Cory without a second thought to any friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance.
Cory Driggers represented my daughter following an car accident. He showed real genuine care for her and the case. He and his staff worked to get all of the medical bills gathered and also to get them decreased. Cory kept us updated and contacted my daughter when decisions needed to be made. Ultimately, Cory got what my daughter deserved for her injuries and my daughter was completely satisfied. I would recommend Cory to anyone that is looking for a good Christian attorney. Thanks Cory for your help!
“Never in a million years did I believe that these attorneys would do everything possible to seek justice.”
“I was pleased with their work and the outcome of my case.”
Joey (and his team) was extremely helpful in a time when we did not know what to do. His professional approach gave us assurance while he settled our case.
Love, love, love these people! When no one out there seems to care, let me tell you that this group right here will fight tooth and nail for you.
I would recommend Mr. Driggers to anybody needing legal help him and his staff first of all are very nice to you and act like they are very understanding to your needs. He talked to me on the phone like he knew me all my life and that really mattered to me. When we had our hearing he treated me like he had already met me and he hadn’t, I just really loved him and have already been telling people about him and his office.
Mr.Driggers is a wonderful Lawyer that knows the law, he helped me when I had no idea in my situation where to start and what to do, he worked with me hands on and got the best results for me in my case. It was a privilege to get to know him as my lawyer and a friend. If you need legal representation call him you will be satisfied.
Cory and his staff are very professional and make you feel at ease whether it is by phone or in person. My case was solved quickly and very efficiently. Thanks for everything!!
The staff handled my case in a prompt and professional manner. They returned my calls in a timely fashion and was always prepared to answer any questions. Furthermore, Attorney Driggers is a Christian man and first class professional. I am certainly happy that i was represented by this Law Firm.
“Our family is so thankful for Mark, Dan and their entire team. Every step of the way they made sure we were comfortable and understood every aspect of our case. It was apparent that our interest was …”
“I’ve had Joey take care of three separate cases and two for other family members. The service was always great and he was always there to answer my questions no matter how many times I called. Great m …”
I would highly recommend Cory Driggers. He kept me informed all during my case. I never felt left in the dark. He was always straightforward with me. I can’t express how impressed I was with him.
Attorney Driggers and his team did a wonderful job with my case. They were professional and pleasant. They were patient with me and answered all my questions. They addressed all my concerns from the first conversation to the last. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
Hired Joseph Morris to handle my car accident and he did a great job at handling the case and explained the process as the case went. I would highly recommend him.
Our legal team encourages you to give our office a call at (888) 694-0174 or contact us online for a free consultation.
U.S. Nursing Home Abuse Statistics
Although nursing homes were developed so that the elderly could have access to around-the-clock care, it seems that a substantial number of these facilities in the U.S. have failed to provide their residents with the level of attention that they deserve. In fact, it has been reported that nearly 91% of all nursing homes in the country are insufficiently staffed.
Notable Verdicts & Settlements
This has, in turn, led to a severe increase in the number of elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases that are subsequently filed each year—which, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center on Elder Abuse, is more than 5,961,500. Of these incidents, the most common forms of abuse are as follows:
- Sexual Abuse (0.04%)
- Emotional Abuse (7.3%)
- Financial Exploitation (12.3%)
- Physical Abuse (15.7%)
- Neglect (58.5%)
It has also been reported that approximately 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents, and that about 240,900 others suffer from bedsores. This may have something to do with the fact that most facilities in this country do not have enough nurses and nursing assistants to care for the number of residents that they are responsible for overseeing.
In any case, however, the elderly should not be expected to endure the consequences. Instead, all victims of nursing home abuse and negligence should come forward about the harm that they have wrongfully suffered, and subsequently pursue the level of compensation that they deserve.
Recognizing the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse
As mentioned earlier, there are five main types of elder abuse: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. Unfortunately, nursing home residents are susceptible to any one of them. It is for this reason that it is so important for family members to be able to recognize the warning signs.
Some forms of abuse are harder to detect than others, so it may be necessary to keep an eye out for any subtle changes in behavior or physical appearance. This could include anything from bruising, sores or lacerations to abnormal changes in weight, hygiene or demeanor. Should you notice any of these red flags, it is important that you do not ignore them.
Contact a Dothan Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer at MATD!
Serving Dothan and Surrounding Areas
Are you interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit against an abusive caregiver or a negligent nursing home facility? If so, we ask that you contact a Dothan nursing home abuse attorney at Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD) as soon as possible. Not only have we won the largest jury verdict in the state of Alabama, but we can offer the extensive legal experience that you will need.
Your initial consultation won’t cost you a thing, so there is no reason to wait any longer.