Lawyers Partnering In The Fight Against Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect In Georgia
The decision to put an aging parent or another loved one in a nursing home is a difficult one. If you later learn or suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, the guilt and worry can be overwhelming.
You should know you are not at fault, and you don’t have to face this challenge alone. Athens Injury Law has been a trusted legal resource throughout Georgia since 2003. In that time, our firm’s experienced personal injury attorneys have cultivated a strong network of highly regarded legal colleagues. While we do not litigate nursing home abuse claims, our team strongly believes in this work, and we would be happy to refer you to other lawyers who can help.
What Are The Warning Signs For Neglect And Abuse?
Nursing home residents often have difficulty communicating due to cognitive decline and other health issues. Therefore, your loved one may not be able to tell you that they are being abused or neglected. That’s why it is especially important to watch for clues. These may include:
- A frequent occurrence of pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Sudden and unexplained changes in weight
- Sudden and unexplained changes in mood, behavior or general demeanor
- Frequent falls
- Injuries without a clear cause
- Unsanitary living conditions
If you suspect neglect or abuse, it is far better to share your concerns than to say nothing due to fears that you may be wrong. Perhaps no one is in a better position to advocate for your loved one than you are.
Let Us Help You Find The Representation You Need
The attorneys at Athens Injury Law welcome the opportunity to hear your story and provide a referral to a reputable and experienced nursing home abuse lawyer. Getting started is both easy and free. Just call our office at 706-940-7889 or contact us online.