Some injuries are very apparent, such as a broken hip from a fall or improper care taken when transporting a resident from a bed to a wheelchair or gurney. However, injuries from abuse and neglect are not always physical. They can take the form of verbal intimidation or forced isolation, and they are equally unacceptable.
If a loved one in a central Louisiana nursing home has told you about physical or emotional abuse or you suspect neglect, you need an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases. Many nursing homes in Louisiana are qualified under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.* This means that the procedures followed in a medical malpractice case must also be followed in a nursing home case. (Please see our section on medical malpractice.) Therefore, your attorney must be experienced in medical malpractice cases as well as nursing home cases.
Call Siegfried Law Firm for help. I have been handling nursing home and medical malpractice personal injury cases for nearly 25 years and have the experience to guide you through this most difficult time. Call my office at 620-429-0476 or contact me by email to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Alexandria nursing home abuse attorney. From offices in Alexandria, I represent clients in parishes throughout central Louisiana.
My office hours in Alexandria are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and I will make evening and weekend appointments by special arrangement. If your injuries or circumstances won't allow you to travel, I can make arrangements to meet at a time and place convenient for you and your family.