Nursing Home Abuse
The trust we put into facilities to take care of our loved ones can unfortunatley be broken without our immediate knowing. Negligence and abuse in nursing homes can take many forms and affects both the vicitims and their families. Our Southside nursing home abuse attorneys can help your family file a claim and, if necessary, a lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve and prevent caretakers or facilities from harming others in the future.
Is your loved one at risk of contracting COVID-19?
The spread of COVID-19 is much higher in care facilities with a high concentration of compromised immune systems of the elderly. Many nursing homes in Georgia have restricted visitation, but many facilities in Georgia have still been infected. Improper sanitation, inadequate staffing, and incompetencies can lead to the harm and negligence of your loved one. Our attorneys can help you seek compensation for any damages related to COVID-19 in your loved ones facility.
What neglect & abuse look like
Physical abuse is the most prevalent abuse in nursing home facilities. Some signs to be aware of are:
- Unexplained bruises and cuts
- Broken bones
- Bloody clothing or linens
- Swollen limbs
Especially be aware if your loved one acquires any injuries in unreported incidents. If your loved one mentions any falls, bumps, symptoms, illnesses, or pain that their care taker has failed to notify you of, they possibly are being neglected and abused.
Risk of slips and falls
A common negligence we see in care takers is the failure to take measures to prevent patients from slipping and falling. These cases inflict pain and suffering to victims as it causes broken bones or fractures that are not always treated.
Other signs of neglect & abuse
- Bed sores
- Dehydration and weakness
- Medication errors
- Fear or change of behavior around care takers
- Bruises or tenderness around genital areas
How our nursing home abuse attorneys help
Upon consultation, our Southside nursing home abuse attorneys will meet with you and your family to determine the best way to take legal action. Your attorney will want to discuss:
- Circumstances surrounding allegations of the abuse
- History of the victim’s care facility
- The victim’s condition of health
From here, we determine if we can move forward with a nursing home abuse claim and if necessary, taking your case to trial to prove:
- The nursing home had a legal obligation to care for the victim.
- The nursing home failed to meet the resident’s needs and harmed the resident either through negligence or intentional acts of violence.
- As a result of the harm, the resident suffered from serious, long-term, or permanent injuries.
- Abuse incidents reported 7% 7%
- Residents that report they have experienced physical abuse 24.3% 24.3%
- Reported abuse incidents that are physical 27.4% 27.4%
- Patients with dementia that are neglected or abused 50% 50%
- Elder abuse victims that are women 66% 66%