Was one of your loved ones injured in a nursing home? Do you believe that the injuries were a result of neglect or abuse? If so, you may be able to seek financial damages against the nursing home on behalf of your elderly loved one in a civil lawsuit. We take these matters extremely seriously and want to be sure that you get the resources you need to protect your family member from abuse, and ensure that they are getting the care that they deserve.
Contact us today to discuss your situation, and to understand how an elder abuse or neglect case would look like if you were to work with us. Read more below about signs to look for if you are concerned about the safety of your loved one, and schedule your initial consultation today to receive a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta.
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Elder Abuse
We understand that injuries happen, and when caring for an elder that they may sometimes be injured in situations where they had completely appropriate care and attention. That said, there are many other situations where our elder loved ones can be injured because of improper methods of care, lack of attention, or inadequate safety precautions to keep them safe. Some injuries that may indicate elder abuse or neglect are as follows:
- Broken Bones
- Missed medication
- Complaints of being mistreated
No matter what the situation is or the degree of suspicion that you have, it is worth investigating. Moving a loved one into a nursing home can be an extremely difficult decision to make, and your concerns are well-warranted.
Is It Actually Neglect or Abuse?
If your loved one has expressed their own concerns, sometimes it is your first instinct to think that maybe they are saying it because they are unhappy about being in the nursing home, and not because there is actual neglect going on. Take these complaints seriously. In addition, speak with staff and get an idea about their workloads, enthusiasm for their work, and a general feel for the attitude in the nursing home.
Systemic neglect starts with the management and can trickle down into the employees simply because of the way that the entire operation is being run. Trust your gut in these situations — our case evaluations are free, so you have an opportunity to express your concerns with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand the situation better.
Understaffed Nursing Homes Can Lead To Neglect
Unfortunately, nursing home assistants can be overworked because of staffing cuts, poor scheduling, or a variety of other factors. In many cases, you may be hesitant to raise an alarm about neglect because the staff is friendly and “doesn’t seem like they would neglect their patients.” However, in many cases the neglect is not an issue of malice or ill will — it is because of the fact that there is not enough staff to ensure proper treatment for the patients.
This is not a fault of the staff — it is the fault of management, and if you choose to pursue a lawsuit about this situation you can be confident that you are fighting to correct an issue that goes beyond individual caretakers.
We understand the sensitive nature of these issues, and we understand that the safety of your loved one is your top priority. We will give you the guidance that you need through this process, so that you can be confident about the care your loved one is receiving and get the necessary money to get them into a place that is healthier, safer, and gives them the attention they deserve.
Contact Us Today
The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can begin to advocate for your loved on in civil court. During your free case evaluation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about how these types of cases are handled, what to expect, and what sort of damages we will be seeking if you decide to retain our services. We look forward to working with you.