Nursing Home Negligence
& Elder Care Law

It is an emotional decision to entrust the care of a family member to a nursing home. Certainly, this decision was made with the expectation that your loved one would receive the best and most compassionate care available. You have a right to expect your family member will thrive in an environment free from neglect and abuse, in a facility which is maintained in the highest standards of cleanliness and safety in which your loved one or relative is treated, at all times, with dignity and respect.

However, despite expectations, the care received at times falls below the standard of care established by accepted practice and regulation, including:

  • Failure to develop a comprehensive care plan;
  • Use of chemical or physical restraints;
  • Failing to maintain a resident’s dignity and respect;
  • Failure to provide the necessary care to attain or maintain the resident’s highest practicable physical, mental and psychological well being;
  • Improper assessment and use of the minimum data set (MDS) required if Medicare/Medicaid is involved; and,
  • Failure to prevent or reduce risk of falls.

We strive to protect those persons subject to the Oklahoma Vulnerable Adults Act by making certain the nursing home complies with all applicable governmental regulations and that the home immediately rectifies all deficiencies noted in any investigation.

Our firm is involved in any and every aspect of nursing home/elder care representation and litigation and our pledge to you is that we will make certain you and your loved ones can rest assured the care provider for your family member meets or exceeds the highest level available.

At Smiling, Smiling & Burgess, we specialize in getting the job done fairly, honestly, and credibly. You can count on that promise.

Smiling, Smiling & Burgess
Bradford Place, Suite 300
9175 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74137

Phone: (918)477-7500
Fax: (918)477-7510

A Mark Smiling