Nursing Home Abuse Affects The Most Vulnerable

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, suffers a debilitating injury, or even requires a longer period of postoperative care, you may not have the ability or the resources to care for him or her. You may turn to a nursing home to provide the necessary medical attention and around-the-clock assistance. There is no doubt that you place a great deal of trust in these facilities and their staff. What happens when their care falls below accepted standards?

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Crowther Law Firm, PC, is a practice you can trust when your loved one needs a voice. We set our acceptable standard of care well above the minimum. Our attorneys believe in hard work and personal attention. You rarely have to call us, because we provide you with regular status updates — even when there is little to report.

What Are Some Common Signs Of Abuse Or Neglect?

Nursing home abuse or neglect can come in many forms, involving physical, emotional or psychological harm. It may be obvious in some instances. There are also many situations in which your loved one cannot speak up for himself or herself or you may simply have a gut feeling that something is wrong.

Common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Dehydration
  • Infection hands
  • Overmedication or heavy sedation
  • Malnutrition exhibited by extreme weight gain or loss
  • Sudden changes in behavior, such as agitation
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolation from others
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones, fractured hips or bruises
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Unexplained or unexpected death
  • Abnormal emergency treatment
  • Frequent falls or illness
  • Reluctance to answer questions while a staff member is present

Do You Suspect Abuse? We Can Help You Find The Truth.

You know your loved one. If you even suspect that something is not right, we welcome you to contact us. You can discuss your situation with a lawyer in a free initial consultation. Call our office at 404-946-1900 or complete a confidential form online.