An Atlanta Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help
Nursing home abuse is devastating. It can have life-threatening consequences. If your loved one has suffered a nursing home injury, you should immediately contact an Atlanta nursing home lawyer.
The major warning signs of elder abuse and neglect at nursing home facilities include bed sore ulcers and pressure sores, broken bones, sudden weight loss, extreme thirst, sexual abuse, and unexplained bruises or welts.
All nursing home negligence injuries are serious.
Experts estimate that more than 80% of cases of nursing home abuse and neglect go unreported. Many nursing home patients are helpless.
However, the long-term impact on a senior citizen or your loved one may vary. This depends on the nature of the injury, the patient's age and the length of time the patient was neglected or abused by a nurse or facility employee.
It is important to hire an experienced Atlanta nursing home lawyer as soon as you learn about any serious trauma.
We represent senior citizens and other patients who have suffered injury as a result of negligence by nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Act quickly. Stopping nursing home negligence begins with you.
The elderly, mentally ill, and disabled are far too often the unfortunate victims of nursing home neglect and abuse.
Experts estimate that more than 80% of cases of nursing home abuse and neglect go unreported. Many nursing home patients are helpless. They are unable to report their mistreatment.
For example, a loved one may be mentally impaired and cannot understand if they are suffering or witnessing abuse. Others who can make a report may remain silent because they fear retaliation.
Our Atlanta nursing home negligence team knows how to help. The most common cases we handle and most frequent examples of possible abuse or neglect include:
- nursing home bed sores (decubitus bed sores)
- nursing home malnutrition and dehydration
- nursing home medication errors
- nursing home slip and fall accidents
- nursing home wrongful death and fatal accidents
Having an experienced Atlanta nursing home lawyer on your side is a critical step towards helping your loved one. Our reputation for legal excellence and achieving positive results has earned us a long line of loyal and satisfied clients.
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Do I Have a Good Nursing Home Negligence Case?
The first thing our Atlanta nursing home lawyers do is let you know if you have a good case.
We immediately put into action a comprehensive investigation to protect you and your loved one's rights.
During our investigation, we:
- Collect all medical records
- Consult with our nursing home experts
- Locate and interview current and former employees and nurses who may know about the abuse or neglect
- Secure government inspections to determine whether the nursing home has a pattern of failing to meet minimum state and federal requirements for nursing home health care
- Discover any history of prior lawsuits, patient safety violations, and citations against the facility
Nursing home facilities are sometimes referred to by different names. These names include assisted living facility, convalescent home, old age home, rest home, special care facility, and retirement facility. We investigate possible claims against the nursing home, no matter what name it goes by.
Working with an experienced Atlanta nursing home lawyer as early as possible allows you to build a strong legal case.
It ensures your rights are fully protected. And, it ensures that you and your loved one are treated with the respect, dignity and care you deserve.
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Choosing the Right Atlanta Nursing Home Attorney Can Make All the Difference
Nursing home negligence cases are complex. They involve difficult questions involving state, federal and regulatory law.
There are two important laws in particular that are enacted to protect the rights of your loved one in a nursing home.
First, the Nursing Home Reform Act is a federal law that guarantees all nursing home residents the right to receive quality health care.
This federal law sets minimum standards so that each resident can attain and maintain the highest practicable physical and mental well-being. These national standards include specific protection from neglect, abuse, and misappropriation of property and money.
Second, in Georgia, nursing home residents are also protected by the Bill of Rights for Residents of Long Term Care Facilities. This state law provides your loved one with a private cause of action for damages for a violation of any rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
Having the assistance of an Atlanta nursing home negligence attorney who knows the legal rules of the road can make all the difference.
We know that most families have had no experience handling nursing home negligence. We know you have the right to expect the best care for your loved one. We know how to make a difference.
Contact us for a free consultation.