Making the decision to put your loved one into a nursing home is difficult enough without having to worry that they will be mistreated or neglected by the very people who are supposed to care for them. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect in nursing homes is not an uncommon problem, with more than two million cases reported each year. Often, it is difficult for vulnerable elderly patients to communicate abuse or neglect to someone who could help them out of fear of retaliation, a feeling of helplessness, or an inability to communicate due to memory impairments.
The nursing home administration is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of your elderly loved one by hiring sufficient staff and conducting background checks when hiring. Failure to do so, resulting in harm to patients, could be considered a form of negligence. If your loved one was injured in a nursing home, we advise you to contact Kaufman Law, P.C. to discuss your potential case with an Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.
Common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:
- Bedsores (also called pressure sores)
- Signs of malnutrition or dehydration
- Unexplained bruises or cuts
- Broken bones
- Poor hygiene
- Overmedication and chemical restraint
- Personality changes
- Signs of sexual molestation
- Medication errors
- Unclean or hazardous rooms
Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys with 100+ Years of Combined Experience
Our firm has handled personal injury cases in Atlanta for more than 40 years. Our caring Atlanta personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of our clients, inside and outside of the courtroom. We believe that negligent nursing homes should be held accountable so that further abuse doesn’t occur. Kaufman Law, P.C. is proud to have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
If you have any questions regarding your nursing home abuse case, we are readily available to provide you with the answers you need. We will conduct an exhaustive investigation into your nursing home abuse case in order to collect evidence and present a comprehensive claim. By working together, we can take a firm stand against nursing home abuse, protect the rights of your loved one, and help ensure that others are protected from wrongdoing in the future.
Call today at (404) 355-4000 to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.