Alpharetta Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
Nursing Home Injury Attorney Protecting the Elderly
Some elderly individuals in nursing homes experience abuse during their final years. Federal and state regulations intended to guard against abuse are sometimes not enough. Nursing homes with financial difficulties may hire under educated and untrained staff to care for the elderly. Some nursing home employees may lack the necessary level of caring and understanding that is required for elderly care. An elderly individual may not have the ability to communicate abuse due to fear or physical impairment.
Family members should be aware of a drastic change in emotion or a physical injury as signs of possible nursing home abuse. If there is a suspicion of nursing home abuse, immediately contact an Alpharetta injury lawyer for advice as to the proper legal actions available. The Williamson Law Firm has the knowledge and resources to help clients affected by nursing home abuse. Our law firm understands the importance of building a trusting relationship with clients especially in dealing with delicate matters that involve nursing home abuse.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
In an abusive nursing home environment there can be indications such as unsanitary conditions that may alert a relative to the possible situation. Signs to watch for in the elderly are bruising, fractures, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, or death. Our law firm has represented many clients with elderly family members with injuries caused by nursing home abuse. Some nursing homes deal in health care fraud where they collect money but do not properly take care of their elderly residents.
In cases of nursing home abuse, law enforcement agencies immediately investigate claims of abuse. The Williamson Law Firm assists elderly victims of emotional, physical, fraud, and sexual abuse in nursing homes. At the first sign of nursing home abuse, it is essential that a family member or friend speak with an attorney who can assist with the situation.
Most nursing homes have insurance to cover injuries to the residents. Before settling an insurance claim, it is best to speak with a lawyer knowledgeable in the laws dealing with nursing home abuse. The victims may qualify for additional compensation due to negligence of the nursing home procedures or lack of care. Monetary compensation for injuries and damages may include medical costs, and pain and suffering. In the case of fatality, the surviving family members may sue for wrongful death. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer from our law firm. We feel strongly that the elderly be treated with respect and dignity; nursing homes should never be exempt from that.
Contact an Alpharetta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney for injuries received from nursing home abuse.