Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Seeking Justice For You And Your Family
Nursing home abuse is a widespread and deplorable problem throughout the United States. While many nursing home facilities exceed their duty to provide adequate care to patients, there are many others that struggle with understaffing and unqualified help, leading to substandard care and injury to residents. If this has happened to your loved one, you may have a right to take legal action.
At Pratt Clay LLC, we represent individuals and families who have suffered losses due to nursing home abuse. We believe that negligent nursing homes should be held responsible for their careless and/or malicious behavior, which is why we fight aggressively for maximum financial compensation for injury victims. Schedule a case evaluation with our firm to learn more about how we can help you.
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Types Of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse may include:
- Neglect, leading to poor hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, falls, wandering outside of the facility, or the development of bedsores
- Physical abuse, as evidenced by unexplained bruises, pressure sores, lacerations, and other injuries that require medical treatment
- Sexual abuse, as evidenced by difficulty standing or walking, depressed behavior, or flirtatious behavior or touching by a caregiver
- Financial abuse, in which caregivers gain unauthorized access to a senior citizen’s bank accounts or credit cards
- Emotional abuse, which can result in withdrawn, depressed, or fearful behavior
Bedsores And Wrongful Death
Some instances of nursing home abuse can prove fatal to the patient. A common cause of death linked with nursing home negligence is an infection caused by bedsores. Bedridden patients are supposed to be regularly rotated in their beds in order to avoid the formation of bedsores (also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers). When the patient is unable to change position in bed and they do not get the help they need, the skin and underlying tissue can suffer severe damage due to prolonged pressure in one area. Bedsores can develop quickly and commonly affect the tailbone, heel, ankles and hips. Once they have developed, bedsores can be difficult to treat and may become infected. An infected bedsore can be fatal.
If your loved one has died due to neglect and/or abuse related to bedsores, physical abuse, or another condition, immediately call an Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer at our firm to talk about a possible wrongful death lawsuit. While nothing can undo the damage that has been done to your family, a lawsuit may bring you the compensation you need to ease financial burdens associated with funeral and burial costs, medical bills, and more.
Schedule A Consultation With Our Caring Team
The decision to entrust the care of your loved one to a nursing home is difficult enough without having to worry about the possibility that they will be abused. If your loved one has been taken advantage of, injured, or has died at a nursing home facility at the hands of his or her caregivers, contact Pratt Clay LLC to talk about your options for legal recourse. With decades of combined experience and millions of dollars recovered for injured clients, we have the skills, resources and dedication it takes to help our clients achieve justice.
To schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta nursing home abuse lawyer at our firm, please call 404-566-9460.