The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that one in ten Americans over the age of 60 have been the victim of some form of nursing home abuse or neglect. Citing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse along with both willful and passive neglect, the NCOA further reports that men and women who are victims of mistreatment have a 300% higher risk of death than do those who have not been victims of abuse or neglect.
If you have lost a loved one and you suspect the care they received in their nursing home played a role in his or her death, the law firm of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance is here to help. Our Atlanta nursing home wrongful death lawyers have decades of combined experience helping families get justice following the untimely loss of a loved one. We are here to stand by your family’s side, fight for the dignity and respect your loved one was deserving of, and help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.
For a free case evaluation at our Atlanta office, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance today. We serve the communities of Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, Augusta, and all surrounding areas. Your cost and obligation-free case evaluation can also be scheduled by calling 404-662-3552.
When Abuse or Neglect Take a Life
There are many types of nursing home abuse that can lead to a loss of life. However, while some nursing home wrongful death cases involve physical mistreatment, a shocking number involve gross neglect as well.
The process of death from neglect is slow and often painful. It can also be much harder to recognize than more obvious forms of mistreatment. Because they leave no marks, malnutrition, improper or inadequate medication, and other forms of elder neglect may go unnoticed by visiting loved ones – certainly much more than burns, lacerations, broken bones or bruises. Sadly, when neglect is the cause of wrongful death, evidence can easily be withheld by the care facility, leaving loved ones in the dark and without hope of recompense.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at our Georgia law firm conduct full investigations into these cases to identify signs of mistreatment – including passive and intentional neglect – which can be very hard to prove. We know what to look for to strengthen nursing home wrongful death claims. We have the tenacity and resources necessary to expose those responsible and hold them accountable for the loss of your loved one’s life. We believe in justice for victims of elder abuse and neglect. We are here to represent your family and to help ensure justice is served.
If you suspect abuse or neglect resulted in the death of your loved one, please call our Atlanta office at 404-662-3552 to schedule a free consultation right away. Our wrongful death attorneys fight for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and all surrounding Georgia communities.