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Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse

The term “nursing home abuse” applies to the physical, emotional, and/or financial abuse or neglect of residents in nursing homes. These types of abuse happen in Atlanta and across the country every day. The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens advocates against nursing home and elder abuse and has nearly three decades of experience handling nursing home cases. If you are looking for the best nursing home abuse attorney in Atlanta, check us out! We’ve recovered over 50 million dollars on behalf of our clients, and ensure they get the full compensation they deserve. We have five Atlanta offices to serve you, or we can come to you! Call us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Nursing Home Abuse Law

When we put our loved ones in a nursing home, we expect them to be treated with respect and care. Families count on caregivers to provide professional and compassionate assistance daily. Long term care facilities are highly regulated and have very strict rules and regulations governing them. Georgia Law, O.C.G.A. 31-8-81 covers the law on nursing home abuse and reporting. It covers the abuse and exploitation of the elderly in a care facility. Abuse is defined as “the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or cruel punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish or deprivation by a person, including a caregiver, of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness.” Neglect is defined as “the refusal or failure of a caregiver to fulfill his or her obligations or duties to an older person, including …. providing any food, clothing, medicine, shelter, supervision, and medical care and services that a prudent person would deem essential for the well-being of another”

Here are some examples of elder abuse:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Failure to Provide Adequate Medical Care or Prescribed Medicine
  • Dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Infections
  • Bed Sores
  • Wrongful Death
  • Falls Due to Unsafe Facilities or Inadequate Assistance
  • Malnutrition or Starvation
  • Physical or Sexual Assaults by Staff or Other Residents

It can be very difficult to prove negligence in the case of a nursing home abuse claim. We’ve successfully handled complicated cases with the help of the experts we partner with on nursing home cases. We can help you too.

How can We Help You With Your Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Case?

If you or your family member need help ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions, call us today for a free consultation. We'll be happy to meet you at a location of your choice, or you can meet us at one of our convenient Metro Atlanta, Georgia locations: Alpharetta, Woodstock, Dawsonville, Canton, Suwanee. We have handled cases involving the misappropriation of medication, stolen items, coercion of residents, and even sexual abuse. We’ve also handled Atlanta nursing home abuse cases that involved patients being left unattended, resulting in falls and fractures.

Report the Abuse!

Getting compensation for your nursing home abuse or negligence case is important, but it is equally important to report the Georgia nursing home abuse to the State of Georgia. Here are some resources to help you.

If the person is in an assisted living or personal care home or other long-term care facilities, notify the facility manager and call the Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation. The toll-free number is 1-800-878-6442

If the abuse or neglect occurs in a person’s home, call the Georgia Division of Aging Services’ Adult Protective Services. In the Atlanta area, call 1-866-552-4464. Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services.

Contact Us Today!

Office Locations: Alpharetta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Canton, Dawsonville, Suwanee…. Serving all of North Georgia.

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After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. Nina F
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Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call Susan