Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Seeking Justice for You & Your Family
Nursing home abuse is a widespread and deplorable problem throughout the
United States. While many nursing home facilities exceed their duty to
provide adequate care to patients, there are many others that struggle
with understaffing and unqualified help, leading to substandard care and
injury to residents. If this has happened to your loved one, you may have
a right to take legal action.
At Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC, we represent individuals and families
who have suffered losses due to nursing home abuse. We believe that negligent
nursing homes should be held responsible for their careless and/or malicious
behavior, which is why we fight aggressively for maximum financial compensation
for injury victims. Schedule a case evaluation with our firm to learn
more about how we can help you.
Contact us to speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney about your case.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse may include:
Neglect, leading to poor hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, falls, wandering
outside of the facility, or the development of bedsores
Physical abuse, as evidenced by unexplained bruises, pressure sores, lacerations, and
other injuries that require medical treatment
Sexual abuse, as evidenced by difficulty standing or walking, depressed behavior, or
flirtatious behavior or touching by a caregiver
Financial abuse, in which caregivers gain unauthorized access to a senior citizen’s
bank accounts or credit cards
Emotional abuse, which can result in withdrawn, depressed, or fearful behavior
Bedsores & Wrongful Death
Some instances of nursing home abuse can prove fatal to the patient. A
common cause of death linked with nursing home negligence is infection
caused by bedsores. Bedridden patients are supposed to be regularly rotated
in their beds in order to avoid the formation of bedsores (also called
pressure sores or pressure ulcers). When the patient is unable to change
position in bed and they do not get the help they need, the skin and underlying
tissue can suffer severe damage due to prolonged pressure in one area.
Bedsores can develop quickly and commonly affect the tailbone, heel, ankles,
and hips. Once they have developed, bedsores can be difficult to treat
and may become infected. An infected bedsore can be fatal.
If your loved one has died due to neglect and/or abuse related to bedsores,
physical abuse, or another condition, immediately call an attorney at
our firm to talk about a possible
wrongful death lawsuit. While nothing can undo the damage that has been done to your family,
a lawsuit may bring you the compensation you need to ease financial burdens
associated with funeral and burial costs, medical bills, and more.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Caring Team
The decision to entrust the care of your loved one to a nursing home is
difficult enough without having to worry about the possibility that they
will be abused. If your loved one has been taken advantage of, injured,
or has died at a nursing home facility at the hands of his or her caregivers,
contact Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC to talk about your options for
legal recourse. With decades of combined experience and millions of dollars
recovered for injured clients, we have the skills, resources, and dedication
it takes to help our clients achieve justice.
To schedule a
free consultation with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at our firm, please call (404) 998-5258.