Common Nursing Home Injuries

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Residents of nursing homes deserve to be treated with respect, provided with appropriate care, and afforded a safe and comfortable place to live. Nursing home staff are tasked with being attentive, remaining patient, and acting quickly when needs arise in order to ensure residents are not in distress or in danger of harm. Tragically, it is far from uncommon for staff to fail to uphold even these most basic responsibilities, often resulting in serious injury or even death for residents who have been placed in their care.

If you know of or suspect nursing home abuse, it is important that you contact an experienced and qualified attorney right away. Use the contact form on this page or call one of our two Atlanta offices to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys and learn more about your rights, your options, and the best ways to protect your loved one from future mistreatment.

Five Common Nursing Home Injuries

Falls are the most common nursing home accident and these often result in broken or fractured bones. This can pose a permanent problem for older citizens and remains a chief concern among nursing home residents and their families. Proper safety protocol and attentive staff are necessary to help prevent falls.

In addition to slip and fall accidents, common nursing home injuries include:

  • Bedsores
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Over and under-medication
  • Verbal and emotional attacks

When you suspect a loved one is being assaulted, ignored, or otherwise mistreated in their nursing home, taking swift action is essential. The attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how best to move forward with your claim.

Why Choose Us?

The nursing home abuse lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience helping victims of nursing home abuse get the care they deserve while bringing those who perpetrate abuse to justice. We are here to help you every step of the way, fighting tirelessly for the justice and peace your family deserves.

Please call 404-760-7400 to schedule your complimentary case review today. We maintain two Atlanta offices. We serve families living throughout Georgia.