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
- 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!
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