Alabama Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Alabama nursing home abuse and hospital injury lawyer R. Steven Baker, R.N., J.D., is a practicing attorney and registered nurse in the State of Alabama. He has been representing those injured in hospital settings and nursing homes, as well as their loved ones, since 1995. His experience goes beyond Hospital and Nursing Home injuries/abuse in that he has also represents those who suffer from personal injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, 18-wheeler injuries and death, and drug and product recalls. He is the founding member of the Nursing Home Law Group, PC which is located in the Birmingham/Hoover Metropolitan area of central Alabama, but serves all communities within the State. He is committed to helping you and your loved ones understand your legal rights regarding abuse, injury, or wrongful death, as well as assist you and your family with seeking the justice and compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.
Understanding your legal rights, as well as having an attorney who understands the Nursing Home and Hospital Setting, can help you determine if your loved one has been a victim of abuse, neglect, or preventable injury. Mr. Baker believes it is his honor to assist those he can in seeking due compensation. There are many regulatory and standard of care violations that jeopardize hospital and nursing home residents, including but not limited to: medication errors, pressure ulcer(s), broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, falls, abuse, neglect, sexual assault/ abuse, and wrongful death. An Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer with Mr. Baker’s type of experience and education can help explain your legal rights and if necessary, hold those who are responsible for bad actions accountable for causing harm and injury.
Entering a hospital or nursing home shouldn’t include leaving behind your basic human rights. When you place your loved one into a Hospital setting or Nursing Home, you are expecting that they will be taken care of and protected from harm, but often a gap exists between the legal standards of care for Hospitals and Nursing Homes and the reality of actual hospital and nursing home performance. Poor enforcement of Regulations and Standards of Care, along with inadequate penalties for violations of that Standard of Care, compounds the problem. R Steven Baker and the Nursing Home Law Group have the education, experience, and drive necessary to help you navigate through the legal process and recover compensation due to loss from the negligence and abuse of your loved one.
As attorneys seeking justice for Nursing Home residents, it is sometimes found that some of the injuries seen in a Nursing Home initially started in a Hospital setting. Hospitals are required to provide a higher degree of care in their acute setting than what is often found in a Long-Term Care Facility. In review of a patient’s medical history prior to entering a Long-Term Care Facility from a Hospital, it is sometimes discovered that the patient suffered from medication errors, falls, and/or pressure sores (also known as bedsores, decubitus ulcers, or pressure ulcers) that have developed while in they were in an Intensive Care setting. Occasionally, these injuries go undocumented and are not found until the patient is admitted to the Long-Term Care Facility. Because R. Steven Baker is a registered nurse, he is familiar with the Standard of Care required in both Hospital and Nursing Home settings. He often pursues claims and litigation against hospitals for patients’ injuries or their wrongful death because the staff from the facilities either fail or simply choose not to do their job of taking proper care of the patients or residents.
The advantage of using R. Steven Baker and the Nursing Home Law Group is that their experience in the nursing setting gives them a greater insight and perspective into the negligence, harms, and often preventable injuries that can occur in many healthcare settings. The experience of being a registered nurse for over 30 years gives Alabama nursing home abuse lawyer R. Steven Baker a unique perspective and understanding that is often missed by those that do not have actual hands on health care experience. Mr. Baker has seen first-hand the effects of nursing, hospital and nursing home failures and abuse, and understands the toll it takes on everyone touched by unfortunate circumstances. As a result, he understands the anguish and distress that the patients, residents and families suffer while incurring injuries from those that they trusted to provide quality care to their loved one.Personal Injury
In addition to Hospital and Nursing Home related issues, Mr. Baker has experience in all areas of Personal Injury by his past and continued representation of victims that were injured in car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, and 18 wheeler collisions. This provided valuable experience and insight in representing those that have suffered injuries on Alabama Highways.Sexual Assault / Abuse
Yes, it happens in nursing homes and hospitals too. When a patient or resident is vulnerable due to their injury, their age, or their mental condition, our healthcare providers are obligated to protect their patients and residents from known threats and harm, as well as those they should have known. While we pray your loved one will always be protected while in hospitals and nursing homes, we will be here should you ever need us for this type of abuse.Drug / Product Recall
Every year, thousands upon thousands of people are harmed by unsafe products, including faulty drugs or medical devices. The attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Group stay abreast of drug and product recalls in order to assist our clients in seeking recovery for damages they have suffered. As a U. S. Veteran himself, Mr. Baker is becoming involved with other Veterans that have suffered hearing loss or tinnitus from the faulty combat arms earplugs (CAE v2). 3M produced faulty earplugs to service members between 2003-2015. Because the ear plugs did not reduce the sound (decibel levels) as promised, unaware service members used these ear plugs and lost hearing or developed tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Although most of the injuries occurred to those deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, others outside of those arenas also suffered the same damage. The ear plugs are the only double-ended ones distributed. They are easily identified by one end, which was yellow, and the other end, which was a shade of green, blue, or gray.
Although the Nursing Home Law Group is located centrally in Alabama, it serves all communities and counties in the State, from Tuscaloosa, Tuscumbia, Huntsville, Montgomery, Dothan, and Mobile, as well as all other counties and localities.
If you suspect that a loved one is being abused, harmed, or mistreated as a result of nursing home or hospital neglect or abuse, or has suffered a serious personal injury from any motor vehicle or product recalled source, call us to discuss you concerns and case. By retaining the professional services of an Alabama nursing home abuse attorney at the Nursing Home Law Group, P.C., we can assist you with determining if your loved one has been abused, neglected, or harmed. If so, we stand ready to confront those responsible in a court of law to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve. Don't let your family be a victim twice. Call R. Steven Baker at the Nursing Home Law Group today for a free consultation!No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other lawyers.