Atlanta Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Veteran Atlanta, Georgia, Nursing Home Lawyers
The Atlanta law firm of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, represents family members whose parent or spouse has been injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect. We have handled cases involving:
- Decubitus ulcers (bed or pressure sores)
- Injuries from physical restraints
- Injuries from overmedication
- Repeated falls
- Wandering residents
- Physical abuse
- Facility Injury
- Staff not following doctor's orders
Many of us entrust the care of our loved ones to nursing homes and expect them to be well cared for. However, that is often not the case. Many nursing homes are owned by profit-oriented chains that increase their profits by short-staffing the facility. When there are not enough nurses, or when there are poorly paid nurses, you often see poor care. When nurses and aides fail to reposition people who can't reposition themselves, pressure sores are the result. When the nursing home staff fails to ensure adequate nutrition and hydration, malnutrition and dehydration are inevitable. Malnutrition and dehydration contribute to skin breakdown and make bed sores more difficult to heal.
The first thing that you need to understand if your parent is injured in a nursing home is that it isn't your fault. It may not even be the fault of the nursing home. Many nursing homes provide excellent care, and elderly people may become ill or die because they are old and at the end of their lives. If you contact our firm, our attorneys will obtain the medical records and the nursing home records and have them examined by qualified long-term care nurses and physicians. If your loved one's death or injury was no one's fault, we will be the first ones to tell you.
If, on the other hand, the death or injury was somebody's fault, our nursing home lawyers will help you prove negligence and that your loved one's life had value. Even though your loved one had a life that was confined to a nursing home, it was his or her life, and he or she was entitled to it. Your loved one obtained joy by making friends with other residents, perhaps by watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball, and by receiving visits from children and grandchildren. In our opinion, the fact that your loved one had a short time left makes those days or months or years all the more valuable, because they are scarce.
For examples of successful cases we have handled, see Victories.
Take up the fight. Contact a veteran nursing home lawyer at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC. We represent clients throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Savannah.