We trust the people employed at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to exercise a certain amount of care and consideration for their patients. These people are charged with the essential task of taking care of some of society's most vulnerable people. The lawyers of Hill and Bleiberg, LLC are committed to helping these people pursue justice in the wake of nursing home abuse or neglect.
Nursing home residents deserve a professional standard of care. Due to the economics of nursing home ownership and operation, however, sometimes that care is lacking. Abuse and neglect of seniors in nursing homes can result in physical and emotional injuries and premature death.
Nursing home abuse can come in many forms. It may include physical abuse like assault, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and financial exploitation. However the abuse manifests itself, it is unacceptable and its victims deserve to be protected against further harm and recover their losses under the law.
Common symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Untreated bedsores
- Unexplained fractures
- Bruises and other injuries
- Unsupervised wandering
Contact Our Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If someone you love has been living in a nursing home and exhibited these symptoms, it may be a sign that they are being neglected or mistreated by the professionals entrusted with their care. But there are ways to protect your loved one's rights and put an end to the abuse. Contacting a personal injury attorney experienced in cases of nursing home abuse is an important first step in righting this wrong.
To learn more, please contact our office in Atlanta, Georgia, at 770-394-7800.