Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse victims and their families can turn to an attorney at Baker Associates. The lawyers at our firm will realistically assess your case and provide you with important legal counsel. It is estimated that nursing home abuse occurs in almost one-third of the nursing home facilities in the United States. As our population becomes older, an increasing number of individuals are living in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Almost 40 percent of all Tennessee residents over the age of 65 either reside in assisted living facilities or receive care in their homes. Unfortunately, with an increased number of Tennessee residents in assisted living, acts of nursing home abuse have also increased. In fact, some experts say that elder abuse will become one of the fastest-growing areas of law enforcement in the coming years. To speak with a lawyer regarding nursing home abuse, contact the Knoxville and Sevierville firm of Baker Associates for a free consultation.

Ways in Which Nursing Home Abuse Occurs

Dealing with Suspected Neglect or Abuse

If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused, you can call the Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Investigations of Health Related Boards. They will conduct an investigation of your complaint, whether it is in regards to a health care employee, a physician, or a medical or nursing-home facility. Their toll-free number is 1 (800) 852-2187. Their office is located at 425 Fifth Ave., North, Third Floor, Cordell Hull Building, Nashville, TN 37247-0110. They typically request that complaints be put in writing, so be prepared to receive a form in the mail to complete. Once you complete this form and send it back to them, they will investigate your abuse claim and let you know the outcome of their investigation. Please contact the Tennessee Department of Health if you have further questions.

You can also contact Adult Protective Services at 1(888) 277-8366 to report any neglect or abuse. In addition, you can reach a Tennessee Ombudsman, who will work with you and the nursing home to try and resolve your dispute. To find out the number for your local ombudsman, call the Nashville office at 1 (615) 744-2056.

For Medicare fraud cases, contact 1 (800) 447-8477.

Know Your Rights

Understanding your rights and those of your loved ones can help prevent or lessen the impact of abuse.

Nursing Home Abuse Statute of Limitations

Each Tennessee nursing home abuse attorney at our office serving Knoxville and Sevierville truly cares about the welfare of their clients. In any personal injury claim, including those involving elder abuse and nursing home abuse, there is a time limitation controlling when our attorneys may file a claim.  Therefore, it is very important to contact us as soon as possible in order to protect your rights or the rights of those you love.

Please contact one of our nursing home abuse attorneys if you or someone you know has been injured in an assisted-living facility in the state of Tennessee. Our offices serving those in Knoxville, Knox County, Sevierville, Sevier County, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg can be contacted online or toll-free at (866) 853-2888.  Contact Baker Associates today to schedule your free consultation with a Tennessee-based nursing home abuse attorney at our firm.

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If you or someone you care about in the Sevierville, Tennessee area is the victim of nursing home abuse, contact a personal injury attorney at our office today.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Sevierville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Disclaimer: The Tennessee nursing home abuse, elder abuse, elder neglect, personal injury, or other legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a personal injury attorney at our Tennessee law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.

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