Marietta, GA Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Attorney
By: Casey W. Stevens
Casey Stevens Represents Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect all Over North Georgia
When your circumstances require that you have someone else care for your elderly or disabled loved one, your expectations are that their basic physical, medical, and emotional needs will be met without question. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a facility denies these needs, or supplies them in such a way that belittles or demeans the patient, then the patient becomes a victim. If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, a personal injury attorney like Casey Stevens can help you understand your rights under Georgia law.
Contact the Law Offices of Casey Stevens Today: 770-408-6364
Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual but the most common form of abuse is neglect. Failure to provide basic, necessary, medical care, hygiene, food, and social interaction are all considered abuse under Georgia statutes. Abuse or neglect in any form is unacceptable and should be reported to the facility immediately. Sadly, in some cases, the facility may be aware of the abuse. These facilities are required to carry medical malpractice insurance to cover neglect and abuse claims, and there are cases where the facility has found it more cost effective to settle with victims than to address and correct the problems, creating a cycle of abuse. Knowing what to watch for can help to protect your loved one from becoming a victim. Some common signs to watch for include:
- Sudden Weight Loss
- Sudden Hair Loss
- Bed Sores
- Bruising (particularly from unnecessary restraints)
- Signs of dehydration and malnutrition (glassy, red eyes and mouth sores are common)
If you believe that your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect as a result of their care facility, get them the medical care that they need and then contact a personal injury attorney like Casey Stevens to help.
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Has someone you loved suffered injury or neglect in a Nursing Home?
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364