There are hundreds of nursing homes in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Many of them are staffed by dedicated employees who work hard to care for their residents.
However, many of these facilities are run in a shoddy, negligent manner. And when they are, your loved ones can be victimized at a time in their lives when they deserve rest and the best possible care. Our nursing home abuse lawyers can represent you if a family member has been hurt or killed as a result of negligene and misconduct in a nursing home.
If you live in the Atlanta, Augusta, or Columbus, Georgia area and you want to speak to our nursing home abuse lawyers about the mistreatment your loved one has received, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-662-3552 for a free consultation.
Causes of Nursing Home Abuse
As we noted above, many nursing home employees try their best and behave with diligence and compassion. However, there are bad apples, and even the best employees can be undermined by profit-seeking administrators.
Many nursing homes these days are parts of far-flung corporate empires that oversee thousands of facilities across the country. Suffice it to say, this is not a recipe for quality care.
Nursing home residents are often hurt when:
- Staffers are under-trained and under-paid
- Facilities lack the proper equipment
- A few staffers are expected to oversee far too many residents
- Facilities fail to provide proper medical care
- Staffers engage in sexual abuse
None of these are acceptable. Nursing homes take on themselves the obligation to provide their residents with the proper care. Our nursing home abuse lawyers stand ready to hold facilities accountable when they fail to live up to those obligations.
Examples of Nursing Home Abuse
Most of the headlines regarding bad nursing home facilities is related to outright abuse. This is understandable, and these stories tend to be the most spectacular.
However, negligence and apathy are often the most dangerous threats faced by nursing home residents. Our attorneys have helped clients with family members hurt by:
- Physical abuse
- Painful bed sores
- Abuse of restraints
- Medical malpractice, such as a lack of proper care
- Avoidable falls
When you notice injuries or mistreatment, get photographic evidence immediately. Then, contact our nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible to arrange a consultation.
If you're an Atlanta, Augusta, or Columbus, Georgia area resident and you're in need of a nursing home abuse lawyer with decades of experience, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.
Featured Nursing Home Abuse Verdicts & Settlements
Nursing Home Negligence Results
$3,510,000 settlement for child of a nursing home resident who died from asphyxiation from a physical restraint
$2,000,050 settlement for the family of a nursing home resident who suffered from decubitus ulcers
$2,000,000 verdict for the family of a nursing home resident who suffered from decubitus ulcers resulting in amputation of leg
$1,200,000 settlement for the family of a nursing home resident who suffered from decubitus ulcers
$1,000,000 settlement for the family of a nursing home resident who died following a fall
$900,000 settlement for children of a nursing home resident who died from infected bed sores