Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Helping Abused Elderly and Their Families Seek Justice
Elder neglect and nursing home abuse is a serious problem in the United
States, and it's only growing worse as an increasing number of senior
citizens find themselves in assisted living environments. Nursing home
negligence can include physical, emotional, sexual, financial and psychological
abuse. Common problems include bedsores, inadequate medical care, malnutrition,
dehydration and preventable accidents.
Because senior citizens are more vulnerable to mistreatment than their
younger and healthier counterparts, their bodies can succumb much faster
to the effects of abuse and neglect. No matter what the context, it is
crucial to act quickly as nursing home cases can be difficult to document
and prove once a suspicion arises. If you need to file a claim regarding
nursing home abuse or injuries, contact Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. today
and speak with our Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys today.
What Are The Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
One of the biggest challenges in discovering elder neglect or abuse is
the fact that so many victims remain silent. In some instances, medication
is used to keep patients quiet, controlled and compliant. In other circumstances,
victims are unaware of the abuse taking place. It is not unprecedented
for a drug-addicted staff member to withhold medication as a means of
feeding their own habit. Physical abuse will generally manifest itself
in visible injury, but other forms of abuse are harder to spot.
- Your loved one may be experiencing nursing home abuse if you notice the
- Patient withdrawal
- Behavioral stress signals - like rocking or mumbling
- Weight loss
- Extended periods of isolation
Choose the Advocacy of Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.
Nursing home negligence often involves a pattern of sub-standard care,
neglect or abuse. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing
home abuse or nursing home neglect, it is much better to be safe than
sorry. At Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., our experienced
Atlanta personal injury lawyers can help you investigate the claim.
With over 60 years of combined experience, we know what to look for in
these types of cases. If proper hiring and training protocols are not
being maintained, the entire facility can be held liable for the negligence
or abuse of its patients.
To schedule a
complimentary evaluation in person or over the phone, speak with us today at (888) 425-6070.