Dedicated Home Healthcare Abuse Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our personal injury lawyers represent individuals and families throughout Georgia who have entrusted a home healthcare agency with the care of their aging loved ones only to experience the unthinkable as a result.
The reality is that adults who are or older make up 14.9% of the country’s total population. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, at least 10% of adults 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse each year, with some older adults simultaneously experiencing more than one type of abuse.
Projections anticipate the percentage of the population of those who are 65 and older to continue growing in the coming decades, requiring more families to pursue outside help to care for their aging family members.
Most families understand the benefits of seniors aging in place, which means staying in their own homes as they age, including a positive quality of life and self-esteem, which are needed to remain happy, healthy, and well into old age. The challenge becomes balancing their availability and experience to care for their aging loved ones full time, or hiring a home healthcare service to provide assistance.
While many reputable companies can offer home healthcare services, there is also a substantial increase in elder abuse that comes with using a third-party resource to care for aging loved ones.
Our personal injury attorneys represent individuals and families throughout Georgia when they have trusted an individual or company to care for their loved ones and the unthinkable occurs.
We have walked this path with other families and have a great reputation in the industry. We have earned our clients’ trust with hard work, frequent communication, and expertise. We can provide the same exceptional legal advice, guidance, and representation for you and your family, starting with a free case review.
Contact us today at (404) 777-7771 or online to determine whether we are a good fit for your case, so we can start pursuing real results together.
What are the Most Common Forms of Elder Home Healthcare Abuse in Georgia?
Our Georgia home healthcare abuse lawyers know that trusting someone to care for your aging loved one — whether temporarily as they recover from surgery or another medical emergency, or as a long-term solution to their overall healthcare needs — is a major decision.
This requires extensive research, financial planning, and confidence in choosing a resource that is right for your family’s overall needs. Unfortunately, even when you find a service or caregiver with all the necessary credentials, the unthinkable can still occur.
The most common types of elder abuse include, but are not limited to:
- Caregiver Neglect or Abandonment.
- Medication Errors.
- Dehydration and Malnutrition.
- Financial Exploitation.
- Physical, Sexual, Emotional, and Psychological Abuse.
Unfortunately, according to The National Center on Elder Abuse, we simply do not know for certain how many people are suffering from elder abuse and neglect because these circumstances often go unreported across the country.
The guilt and anger associated with home healthcare abuse can leave families reeling, especially for those who were charged with finding the service that employed the healthcare workers who committed these atrocities. We can help you overcome these difficult circumstances by holding the liable party — or combination of parties — accountable for your loved one’s recovery needs.
We have guided our clients and their families through the legal process with precision for over a decade and have procured record-setting verdicts for our clients — because that is what they deserve. It is our honor, and our passion, to serve. Contact our home healthcare abuse attorneys in Georgia today to discuss your case during a free, private consultation.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Georgia Home Healthcare Abuse, Injuries, and Fatalities?
While most home healthcare providers are employed by families to care for aging relatives, their services can also be used for those recovering from injuries, surgeries, strokes, heart attacks, and other medical scenarios like Alzheimer’s or dementia where the family needs an ongoing helping hand.
No matter the reason you trusted a home healthcare service provider to help with your family member, no one expects the unthinkable to occur.
If your loved one has suffered physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, or financial abuse at the hands of a home healthcare worker, we want to hear your story, so we can help you pursue the liable organization for your full financial recovery today.
The home healthcare provider or organization for:
- Physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, or financially abusing the patients under their care.
- Failing to give a patient the right amount of medication at the right time.
- Overmedicating a patient to avoid caring for their real-time needs.
- Leaving a patient in soiled clothes and sheets for extended periods.
- Failing to provide the patient with proper meals or hydration.
- Failing to run the proper background checks or credential verifications on all employees.
- Failing to supervise their employee(s) to ensure they are providing proper care.
Home healthcare employees and organizations owe their patients and their families a significant duty of care when they are charged with monitoring their loved ones. When they breach these important duties, the consequences are life-changing for everyone involved. We want to help you turn the page, and move forward with confidence, starting today.
Contact Our Georgia Home Healthcare Abuse Law Firm Today
Ashby Thelen Lowry has earned our clients’ trust with hard work and expertise and has an exceptional reputation with other law firms and in our communities. We can provide the same service for you and your family.
We deliberately limit the number of cases we take so that we can build relationships with our clients, devote the time that their cases deserve, and make their goals our goals. Together, we have decades of experience in overseeing the most complicated, catastrophic, and meaningful cases on behalf of the most deserving clients.
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation, so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.