John's Creek Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens represents elder care negligence cases all over north Georgia.
If you have an elderly or disabled loved one in a skilled nursing facility in Georgia, the thought of that person falling victim to nursing home abuse is horrifying. Unfortunately, this kind of abuse does occur. 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. When you entrust the safety, health, and happiness of someone you care about to healthcare professionals, you expect them to provide the highest quality care for your loved one. 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. Statistics indicate that as many as 90% of facilities (nationwide) that operate for profit have been cited for some form of deficiency in the care that they offer. Knowing what to look for in your loved one can be crucial in determining a pattern of abuse or neglect.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
In most cases, neglect is the result of 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 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. Failure to administer proper medications, or proper dosages of medications.
Common nursing home abuse and neglect injuries include:
- Poor nutrition
- Bed sores
- Falls, leading to broken hips, joints and other bones
- 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.
If you believe that your loved one has suffered an injury or loss due to negligence on the part of nursing home staff or management, you need a lawyer who is not afraid to aggressively pursue compensation and accountability. Nursing homes are unlikely to admit to acts of neglect or abuse. It will be up to your lawyer to investigate, uncover the full story, and seek justice from those responsible. Our office will front all of the expenses necessary to investigate and prove your case. We represent all of our cases on a contingency basis so we do not get paid until your case is settled and you hold your settlement in hand.
Has someone you love 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.