When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect they will be cared for and treated with respect. Tragically, many nursing home residents suffer physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and other inexcusable forms of mistreatment at the hands of nursing home staff. In the most heartbreaking of these cases, gross neglect or abuse results in a loss of life. This is absolutely unacceptable.
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a nursing home, the Atlanta elder abuse lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help your family get justice. We have no tolerance for the mistreatment of our most vulnerable citizens and we are prepared to take your family’s case as far as needed to ensure those responsible are held liable for every single one of their actions. Call us at 404-760-7400 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Nursing Home Abuse Resulting in Death
Some of the most common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect can prove fatal. This is particularly true for patients who have less physical strength, but no one is safe in nursing homes where abuse and neglect occur. You can help prevent harm to your loved one by vetting the home in which they will be placed. The most effective way to prevent a loss of life is preventing nursing home abuse in the first place. This is, of course, not always possible, but careful review of your loved one’s facility and frequent, unannounced visits can go a long way in protecting them from serious or fatal injury.
Nursing home abuse and neglect in always indefensible. If you suspect a loved one is suffering mistreatment or if suspect your loved one died as a result of abuse of neglect, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance to schedule a free consultation today. We serve Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, Augusta and all surrounding areas of Georgia.