Nobody wants to leave their loved one in a nursing home, however, there are times in life where it is the only viable option, and when someone does ultimately leave their loved one in a nursing home’s care, they expect that nursing home to give their loved one a safe, dignified way of life. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and if you believe your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you must speak with an Atlanta nursing home neglect lawyer today. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law to learn more about how we can assist you.
Do I Need an Atlanta Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer?
The thought of someone mistreating our loved ones in their old age is unthinkable, though unfortunately, this happens far more often than any of us would like to imagine. An Atlanta injury lawyer right here at Steven Jones Injuyr Law is ready to fight, tooth and nail, to help ensure your loved one is safe and that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Signs of Neglect in Nursing Facilities
Though nobody ever wants to imagine that a nursing home would neglect or abuse their loved one, it happens, and there are certain tell-tale signs to look out for. Some of the most common signs of nursing home neglect/abuse are as follows:
- Poor hygiene
- Soiled bed
- Unexplained bruises
- Multiple falls
- Possessions or money going missing
- Signs of fear when certain aides enter the room
- Poor living conditions, such as spoiled food, unclean water, etc.
- Outright complaints of discomfort or neglect
Reporting Nursing Home Neglect
If you believe that your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you should act quickly to document the incident(s) and inform the appropriate authorities. If you believe that your loved one is in immediate danger, you should call the police, as they will ensure that your loved one receives medical treatment and is transported to a safe location.
Once you’ve documented the neglectful/abusive conditions (via pictures, videos, or otherwise) you should notify nursing home management. You can also report nursing home neglect/abuse in Georgia to the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. You can also call the Georgia Department of Community Health Healthcare Facility Regulation department toll-free at 1-800-878-6442.
Finally, you should speak with a knowledgeable Atlanta nursing home neglect lawyer who can work to gather and present all other evidence needed to fight for the justice you and your loved one deserve. We can help you obtain compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages that you and your loved one sustained as a result of the neglect/abuse.
Contact an Atlanta Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, the time to act is now. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm. We are prepared to help in any way we can.