Areas of Practice

Elder Abuse Lawyers


As our population ages, the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities has increased dramatically. Today, more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled Americans currently reside in approximately 16,000 nursing homes across the United States. 

Sadly, corporate owners of nursing homes often focus more on profits than on caliber of care. As a result, many nursing homes have inadequate and poorly trained staff members who are overworked and underpaid. The end result is widespread nursing home abuse and neglect, affecting thousands of nursing home residents.

The experienced elder abuse lawyers at Merrill, Merrill, Mathews, and Allen are committed to helping individuals and their families protect the legal rights of nursing home residents. We have established a reputation for vigorously representing our clients in  battles against attorneys defending the interests of nursing homes.

Elder abuse comes in all shapes and forms.  Some of the main reports of abuse consist of:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Negligent Care
  • Exploitation
  • Sexual Abuse


The most common nursing home injury claims include:

  • Bedsores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers)
  • Dehydration and malnutrition
  • Abuse and Assault
  • Restraint Injuries and Strangulation
  • Falls and Fractures
  • Wrongful Death

Other potential medical malpractice claims which may arise for a nursing home resident include:

  • Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
  • Prescription Errors
  • Medical Mistakes


If you think that a family member or loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Merrill, Merrill, Mathews, and Allen today! Our knowledgeable Elder Abuse Lawyers are ready to assist you in protecting the rights of your loved ones. Contact us today at  256-236-5063  Please remember that every claim has a deadline and, thus, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.