Have you or a loved one been injured because of nursing home abuse? We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.
The elderly, the mentally ill and the disabled are some of the most vulnerable victims of crime and neglect in society today. In the United States alone there are over 36 million citizens over the age of sixty-five. As baby boomers come of age, the number of senior citizens will rise.
Advances in medical care also indicate that senior citizens are living longer. However, many will live in some type of long-term care facility. Our parents, grandparents, friends and family are entitled to proper care and the appropriate level of medical attention in nursing homes and other senior care facilities. If they are not being treated fairly and as required by law, our attorneys here at The Bennett Law Group can help.
Some common types of nursing home abuse can include failure on the part of the staff to provide adequate food and water or medication to the resident, a failure to observe and to protect the elderly from any safety hazards, and unfortunately, it can also include any unwanted physical contact, such as assault, battery, or even rape in some cases.
Elderly or other dependent adults who have been injured as a result of abuse or neglect at the hands of nursing home attendants, in-home caregivers, medical providers or other personnel may have a claim against the facility owner. In Georgia, claims of nursing home abuse survive the death of the resident. In such cases, families may file a claim on their behalf. If you are faced with this difficult situation, please contact us at The Bennett Law Group. We have achieved significant results on behalf of prior clients in handling nursing home abuse cases.
Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients we have represented in the past.
How will you know if your family member is suffering from nursing home abuse? If you have a loved one in a long-term care facility, the signs of possible nursing home abuse or neglect include pressure sores, broken bones, sudden weight loss, extreme thirst, unexplained bruises or welts, pneumonia, and poor personal hygiene.
In a report issued by the American Medical Association in 2002, Georgia was in a crisis state in terms of nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse claims rose at an alarming rate in terms of frequency and severity. Furthermore, Georgia has the third lowest Medicaid reimbursement for daily nursing home care of any state. Yet, Medicaid is the primary payor for seventy-six percent of its nursing home residents. With a high number of Medicaid patients and a low reimbursement rate, many facilities have cut back in staffing and levels of care. This can be attributed to the increase in claims of nursing home abuse. Nursing homes are businesses and the lure of profits can result in sub-standard care for their patients.
Communication with the nursing home and its care providers will provide insight into the care and treatment of your loved one. If you are not satisfied with their response or level of attention, continue to investigate on behalf of your loved one. If you feel that nursing neglect or abuse may be the cause of injuries, you may want to speak to one of our attorneys at the Bennett Law Group. Contact us online or call us at 404.541.9330. Give us a call today.