Dedicated Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our nursing home abuse lawyers represent individuals and families throughout the state of Georgia whose lives have been negatively impacted by injuries or illnesses that resulted from negligent care.
Unfortunately, adults over the age of 65 — and adults of all ages who require full-time care — are critically vulnerable groups who rely on friends and family to recognize the signs of abuse in their assisted living, nursing homes, or while receiving at-home care.
When our most vulnerable Georgia residents are subjected to hazardous conditions, harmful treatment, negligence, neglect, and outright abuse, it causes life-altering physical and mental wounds, or even death.
We believe everyone deserves to live in a healthy, respectful environment.
That is why we are here.
We have a track record of making sure that those responsible for harming our vulnerable population are held accountable. If you suspect that a loved one is suffering from care facility neglect, contact our Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry to help you uncover the truth and act towards a solution.
What are the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia?
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers know how difficult it is to trust a facility with the care of loved ones. Should something go wrong, it is important to understand the signs of abuse, neglect, or negligent care, so you can get your loved one to safety, hold the liable person, party, or combination of parties responsible, and help ensure others are not subjected to these dangerous circumstances going forward.
The National Institute on Aging lists four major types of nursing home abuse that friends and family members should be aware of when their loved one is left in the facility’s care.
- Physical Abuse.
- Emotional or Psychological Abuse.
- Sexual Abuse.
- Financial Abuse.
Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect in Georgia may include, but are not limited to:
- Avoiding social activities.
- Broken bones, sprains, or dislocations.
- Broken or missing personal property.
- Changes in appearance and personal hygiene.
- Depression or confusion.
- Frightened or nervous behavior around certain staff members.
- Irritation or acts of violence.
- Refusing to see visitors.
- Restraint marks.
- Soiled bedding.
- Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing.
- Traumatized or withdrawn behavior.
- Trouble sleeping.
- Unexplained bruises, burns, or scars.
- Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding.
- Unexplained weight loss, malnutrition, or dehydration.
- Variations in prescription drug use, including signs of under- or overuse.
If you believe your loved one is being mistreated, neglected, or abused in any way, you need someone you can trust to take the lead in investigating the facility, so we can preserve crucial evidence to help build your case.
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.
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 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.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse in Georgia?
To successfully operate nursing homes, the facilities must coordinate safely and properly with multiple parties, including administrators, medical staff, support staff, and other third parties like housekeeping and food and beverage vendors who enter and exit the facilities each day.
Unfortunately, should something go wrong, this means one person, a group of people, or a combination of parties can be liable for your loved one’s injuries, illnesses, or tragic death.
Nursing home abuse, negligence, and/or neglect may be the result of:
- Failure to address medical needs or provide medication.
- Failure to properly monitor staff.
- Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.
- Failure to provide adequate security for allowing visitors or trespassers who abuse or otherwise injure residents.
- Failure to provide for the daily necessities of living, such as food and water.
- Improperly sanitized facilities.
- Improperly working medical equipment.
- Intentional abuse by staff members.
- Negligent hiring or training of the staff.
Your loved one deserves to live in a safe facility that provides the care they need to live with dignity, so their quality of life improves with the comfort of living outside of their homes.
If you believe your loved one’s assisted living, nursing home, or at-home healthcare provider is falling short of their duty of care, or is deliberately abusing them physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially, call our Georgia personal injury attorneys for help today.
Our Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm is Here to Help
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, we understand the difficulties associated with investigating a Georgia nursing home, especially when our residents attempt to uncover wrongdoing on their own. We can help provide a professional approach to uncovering dangerous circumstances, abuse, and other hazards that are placing your loved one in harm’s way.
Contact our skilled Georgia nursing home abuse 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.