Attorney Joseph Watkins Discusses Recoverable Damages In Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Representing Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, Augusta & nearby areas of Georgia

The damages that one is entitled to recover in a nursing home negligence case here in Atlanta, Georgia are damages for pain and suffering of the nursing home resident. Damages for medical expenses that are incurred as a result of treatment for the injury that the nursing home resident suffers. And if death results, there can be damages to the family for wrongful death of the resident plus funeral and burial expenses. We have found in handling nursing home cases all over Georgia that the most significant item of damages in a nursing home case are damages for the nursing home residentÂ’s pain and suffering. For example, if a nursing home resident develops a bad bedsore as a result of the neglect of the nursing home staff, those injures can be very painful. You can have a sore that goes all the way into bone. And if the jurors believe that a nursing home has neglected a resident and has resulted in a bad bedsore that causes a lot of pain, then jurors are going to award a lot of money for that. If you believe that you have a family member who has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, call me, Joe Watkins at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance at 404-760-7400 here in Atlanta, Georgia.