Thomasville Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Protecting Victims in Thomasville and All of Georgia
The decision to place a loved one is a nursing home is often one that a family does not come to lightly. Many family members wish to care for a loved one at their own home but understand that nursing homes offer a better standard of care, including medical treatment, than they could do on their own. It is therefore devastating to discover that a loved one has been put through serious injuries while in the care of a nursing home, including nursing home neglect. Sometimes the effects can even be fatal. It is vitally important to protect your loved one and hold responsible parties accountable. Call a Thomasville Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer at The Rodd Firm today. We are a team of compassionate legal professionals who have experience in cases of elder abuse and neglect. We know the laws and can assist you with your case, from filing to settlement or trial. Contact us today at (229) 421-7777.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the statistics are staggering. Nursing home residents can experience injuries that are both calculated (such as direct nursing home abuse) and injuries due to neglect. Nursing home neglect is one such issue that truly breaks the hearts of family members because their loved ones have been left alone with injuries or with medical issues without treatment. Many of these elderly individuals are also unable to fully explain their plight to family members, and the neglect may have gone on for weeks or even months before it is discovered.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect is often not a direct action meant to harm a patient, but involves a breach of a duty of care. Nursing home neglect takes many forms, but most often includes the following:
- Medical neglect (such as failure to provide medications, water, food, or supervision)
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Emotional neglect
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
It can be difficult to detect nursing home neglect and is therefore important to maintain ongoing discussions with the nursing home staff, and your loved one. This can prove difficult, especially if your loved one has difficulty in communicating, but some of the telltale signs involve items such as bedsores, soiled sheets, and weight loss.
Lawsuits Stemming From Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
If you have a loved one that has experienced nursing home neglect, it is important to hold the responsible parties liable for the resulting damages. Ensuring that these individuals are held accountable for their actions will assist in preventing future nursing home neglect from occurring.
In Georgia, a personal injury claim for damages may be brought against a party responsible for inflicting harm on another person. These damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Emotional damages / Mental anguish
- Punitive damages
Upon bringing a claim for damages, you must be able to show that the individual had a duty of care to your loved one and broke that duty of care, resulting in injury. An experienced Thomasville personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in detailing a claim for damages, including calculating and substantiating each piece of the claim.
Get the Legal Help You Need – Call a Thomasville Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer!
Our firm understands the difficult decisions that have gone into proceeding with nursing home care, and the shattering of this trust upon the discovery of neglect. If you have a loved one that experienced nursing home neglect, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the nursing home, and any other individuals who caused injuries to your loved one. Contact our Thomasville, Georgia office today for your initial free consultation.