Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect is not always as obvious as abuse. Whereas the latter often leaves visible signs, neglect can prove much more insidious. If you suspect a loved one is dealing with neglect in his or her nursing home, it is important to take swift action. Failure to intervene may result in serious or even fatal harm to your loved one.

92-Year-Old Nurse Dies Following Ant Bites in Nursing Home

Betty Perloe, a 92-year-old former nurse, passed while in the care of the upscale Somerby Senior Living facility in Sandy Springs. According to a lawsuit filed by her family, Mrs. Perloe passed after sustaining several ant bites resulting from an infestation in her room. Ross Perloe, the victim’s son, argues that an ant infestation, known about by the nursing home, was not dealt with properly, allowing Mrs. Perloe to sustain multiple painful and irritating ant bites over the course of several days.

How Do I Report Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia?

To report nursing home abuse in Georgia, call the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) division at 800-878-6442. The HFR is “responsible for health care planning, licensing, certification and oversight of various health care facilities and services in Georgia.” When you suspect abuse or neglect is taking place in a nursing home, the HFR has the resources and authorization to investigate and make swift decisions regarding the health of

The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit

If you believe there are too many civil lawsuits in America, you are not alone. In fact. A recent poll found that 87% of Americans believe there are too many civil lawsuits, going so far as to call several of them “frivolous.” But here’s the problem: over the past 20 years, civil lawsuits have declined by 80%. And in this time, personal injury lawsuits have also helped save countless lives by holding negligent corporations accountable for their actions.

Client Testimonials: Nursing Home Abuse

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have a proven record of holding negligent and abusive caretakers accountable and helping families seeking to protect their loved ones get the justice they deserve. If your loved one is being neglected or abused in their care facility, call our Atlanta office at 404-948-4893 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

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