Nursing home negligence is a type of medical malpractice defined as the abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of an elderly resident in an assisted living facility. Nursing home (or elder) abuse takes on a variety of forms – including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect, negligent care, as well as financial exploitation.
Federal health and safety statutes are in place to protect vulnerable residents from nursing home abuse. At Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP, we have handled many past nursing home abuse lawsuits. Serving the Atlanta area as well as Georgia clients statewide, each elder abuse and nursing home negligence attorney at our law office has the knowledge and experience necessary to helping you and your family hold negligent caregivers liable for their actions.
Many of our clients have similar questions regarding nursing home abuse, so we have assembled the most commonly asked questions with answers as a quick reference guide. If you have additional questions or you would like to schedule a free nursing home abuse lawsuit consultation, contact an Atlanta, Georgia nursing home negligence and elder abuse attorney today and schedule a free consultation.
How common is nursing home abuse?
A recent congressional report found that one nursing home of every three was cited for an abuse violation in a two-year period. Nearly 10 percent of these violations were serious enough to cause actual harm to the residents or to place the residents in immediate jeopardy of serious personal injury or wrongful death.
What are the warning signs of elder abuse?
Signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include:
- Development of bed sores and ulcers
- Excessive and/or rapid weight loss
- Broken bones and/or unexplained falls
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
- Unexplained or unexpected death
- Injuries resulting from restraint or lack of restraint
What do I do if I suspect nursing home abuse ?
If you suspect that you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, contact an attorney immediately. Nursing home abuse lawsuits are very complicated, and victims who choose to “go it alone” usually are unsuccessful in obtaining the compensation they deserve. Contact an Atlanta nursing home negligence and elder abuse attorney at Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP – serving Fulton County and Georgia clients statewide – to schedule a free consultation.
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia, Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Mitchell Shapiro Greenamyre & Funt LLP has handled numerous nursing home negligence and elder abuse cases. Each attorney at our firm is qualified to help you secure a fair malpractice settlement. If you would like to discuss your potential nursing home abuse lawsuit, contact our personal injury office. With an exceptional track record of success, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped many area victims obtain fair compensation for their suffering. We can help you recover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering. Schedule a consultation today.