Cumming Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Cumming, Georgia Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence Attorney – Nursing Home Law Firm in Cumming, GA

The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens represents elder care negligence cases all over north Georgia.

When you entrust the safety, health, and happiness of someone you care about to a healthcare professional or facility, you expect them to provide the highest quality care for your loved one. The thought of your elderly or disabled loved one falling victim to nursing home abuse is horrifying. Unfortunately, this kind of abuse does occur and it is more common than you might think. Statistics show that 90% of facilities that operate for profit have been cited for some form of deficiency in the care that they provide. The majority of instances of nursing home neglect are the result of poorly trained staff or insufficient staffing. In the worst cases, staff members will purposefully harm elderly residents who cannot defend themselves. If you suspect that your family member is the victim of nursing home abuse, Casey Stevens can help.

Contact the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for a free case evaluation: (770)408-6364

At the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens, we represent people who have been injured by nursing home neglect or abuse.

Know What to Look For

Nursing home abuse and neglect is far too common. Knowing what signs could indicate abuse or neglect of your loved one can be crucial in determining a problem.

Some common signs of nursing home abuse include:

  • abnormally pale complexion
  • bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
  • excessive and sudden weight loss
  • fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in resident’s room
  • poor personal hygiene or other unattended health problems
  • torn clothing or broken personal items
  • unpleasant odors
  • untreated bedsores, wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts

Most commonly, neglect is the result of the care facility failing to properly monitor a nursing home resident. Simple problems that could have been resolved are missed, causing them to turn into severe problems. Bedsores are untreated, leading to infection. Malnutrition and dehydration result from inattentive staff not noticing that a resident isn't eating properly.

Other cases involve more obvious acts of negligence, such as dropping patients while attempting to move them, failing to secure wheelchairs in special transportation vehicles, failing to properly restrain a person who has a habit of wandering away due to Alzheimer's, leading to a falling accident, etcetera. Regardless of the cause of the injury, the facility has failed to care for your loved one as they have agreed to and you and your loved ones may be entitled to compensation.

Common nursing home abuse and neglect injuries include:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Bed sores
  • Falls, leading to broken hips, joints and other bones
  • Dehydration
  • Medication and drug administration errors
  • Assault, sexual assault and other nursing home abuse

Whether a personal injury or wrongful death was caused by negligence or even direct abuse in a nursing home, Casey W. Stevens can help.

Nursing homes are businesses, and they are unlikely to admit to acts of neglect or abuse. If you believe that your loved one has been abused or suffered an injury or loss due to the negligence of nursing home staff or management, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer that will aggressively pursue compensation and accountability. Our office will front all of the expenses necessary to investigate, uncover the full story, and seek justice from those responsible. We represent all of our cases on a contingency basis; we do not get paid until your case is settled and you hold your settlement in hand.

Are you convinced that someone you love has suffered injury or abuse due to the neglect of their care, staff or facility?

Call Casey W. Stevens at 770-408-6364 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.