Georgia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys
We Hold Nursing Homes Accountable
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. Family members often choose to do so because they feel they can no longer adequately care for an aging loved one. They trust that a nursing home will provide the care that their family member needs and deserves. Unfortunately, many of these facilities are chronically understaffed and operate with a ‘profits over people’ mentality. As a result, many elderly residents are seriously injured or die due to negligence and corporate misconduct.
Our trial attorneys represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. When a nursing home’s negligent care leads to a resident’s serious injury or death, we hold the nursing home accountable. We’ve recovered millions for nursing home residents, and their families, who have suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of someone they should have been able to trust. We believe that all long-term care residents deserve to live in a safe and positive environment and that families deserve the peace of mind their loved one is well taken care of.
We have offices in Athens and Atlanta and handle cases throughout the state of Georgia.
WE PROSECUTE NURSING HOMES AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES for abuse and neglect. IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT, CONTACT US TODAY AT (706) 354-4000
What is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse is mistreatment by a trusted individual or caregiver through intentional actions that create risk or harm to a resident.
What are Some Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
- Falls and fall-related injuries
- Bed sores or pressure sores (bad wound care)
- Chronic or extended hospital stays
- Unexplained bruising or fractures
- Medication/drug errors
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
What’s the Difference Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living?
A nursing home differs from an assisted living facility because its staff consists of registered nurses who are always on duty. Nursing homes are also much more regulated by the federal government than assisted living facilities, which are for people who may need assistance with some things like grooming and meal preparation, but don’t need round-the-clock medical treatment. Nursing homes offer 24-7 assistance for people who have more complex needs, while assisted living facilities offer residents more independence.
What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?
A skilled nursing facility is just another term for nursing home. A skilled nursing facility is an option for residents who are Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries.
If you or your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, our firm is here to help. Call us at (706) 354-4000 to schedule your initial consultation with our team.