When you place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect your loved one to receive quality care and friendly treatment. The last thing you expect is that your loved one may be mistreated by his or her caregivers. Unfortunately, there are many cases of physical, emotional, and sexual elder abuse in nursing homes throughout Georgia.
If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of abuse in a nursing home, it is important that you know their rights and how to hold the institution accountable. Your loved one may also be entitled to financial compensation. Filing a claim for nursing home abuse can bring attention to a serious problem and prevent other nursing home residents from experiencing a similar situation.
Georgia Nursing Home Abuse
Several studies have shown that nursing home employees harm residents in the following ways:
Signs of Neglect Towards the Elderly
Did you know that thousands of assisted living homes in the United States injure their residents or expose them to serious risks due to the offensive behavior of their employees?
Today, the law requires us to take action when discovering abusive behavior towards the elderly. However, it can be difficult to identify these cases since the elderly are often scared to admit mistreatment for fear that their caregivers will find out. Therefore, we must all be aware of any signs of abuse from our elderly loved ones. These signs may include the following:
Contact an Attorney Today
If your family member has been injured at the hands of an extended care facility, it is critical that you seek a lawyer immediately to protect his or her rights. Keep in mind that you may have a short period of time to take legal action. Contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan R. Brockman today.