If you suspect a loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect in a Columbus nursing home, you might have a lawsuit. And our Columbus nursing home abuse lawyers can help. We can help you seek compensation for the wrongdoing.
John Foy & Associates has over 20 years of experience. We know what it takes to win cases. Plus, you pay nothing unless we win. To get a free, no-risk consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today.
Suing a Nursing Home for Abuse or Neglect
If the abuse happened to a loved one, you might have a lawsuit. You can seek compensation for abuse that occurred on the nursing home premises.
Here are ways a nursing home could be responsible.
Nursing homes must follow regulations from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).
Facilities should not hire aides with a history of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Residents should also have protections against neglect or abuse.
Poor hiring or training practices may lead a resident or patient to suffer abuse.
Georgia properties must keep their premises safe. If unsafe conditions cause harm to a resident, the nursing home could be responsible.
Poor Health Practices
Resident rooms and common areas should be safe and sanitary. Unsafe health conditions can cause harm and be a type of abuse.
Many nursing home residents need regular supervision from staff. If a resident suffers injuries, it could be due to neglect. Inadequate supervision can cause severe medical issues.
Inadequate Medical Care
If a patient received poor medical treatment, you could have a medical malpractice case.
Unfortunately, emotional or verbal abuse sometimes happens in nursing homes. A resident can suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, or trauma.
Examples of psychological abuse include:
Family members might notice that a loved one’s personality has changed since living at the nursing home. They may be quieter or seem fearful or jumpy. Loved ones who suspect abuse should speak with a lawyer who can investigate.
Nursing home staff can also abuse a resident financially. That includes stealing money from the resident or using a credit or debit card without permission. Some patients even become victims of stolen identities.
Nursing home abuse can happen in many ways, and it’s never okay. Our law firm cares about protecting one of our most vulnerable populations. If a family member could have suffered abuse, reach out to discuss the details today.
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How Much Can You Sue for?
Every nursing home case is different. But according to a national survey of attorneys from Health Affairs, the average nursing home abuse lawsuit settles for $406,000.
Your settlement will depend on your damages and situation. The best way to know your options is by talking to a Columbus nursing home abuse lawyer.
John Foy & Associates can evaluate your case today. We’ll go over your best options and how we can help you. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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You Have Two Years to File a Lawsuit
The deadline to file a lawsuit depends on the state. In Georgia, you have two years to take legal action.
If you pass the deadline, you’ll miss your chance to seek compensation. Get started today so that you don’t miss the statute of limitations.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Nursing Home Lawsuit?
Lawsuits take time. The timeline also depends on the details of your case. However, the average time to settle is typically around 1-2 years. If you go to trial, the process could take longer.
Most lawsuits settle before going to court. Your lawyer will work to negotiate a settlement for the damages you’ve suffered.
If you can settle before trial, you’ll receive payment without going before a judge or jury. However, an experienced lawyer will prepare for trial just in case.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Columbus, call 404-400-4000
Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?
You can sue if a nursing home’s negligence has led to bedsores.
Bedsores form on the skin from staying in one area for too long. For example, a patient might develop bedsores from lying on a bed for an extended period. Older adults have more sensitive skin that develops sores more easily.
A patient might not have avoided bedsores with better treatment. Often, bedsores can be a sign of neglect in a nursing home. Maybe a staff member failed to move the patient around enough, causing prolonged pressure on one body area.
Bedsores may give you grounds to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit. Talk to an experienced lawyer about it today.
What to Expect During a Legal Consultation
Scheduling a consultation with a lawyer is the first step. During the consultation, you can learn a lot about your rights and legal options. The first meeting also tells you a lot about the law firm.
During the consultation, you can:
- Ask questions about the lawyer’s qualifications and experience.
- Bring details and documentation regarding your case.
- Show the lawyer evidence of the abuse.
- Find out the lawyer’s opinion on your legal options.
- Discuss the damages you might recover from the nursing home.
Don’t be afraid to ask the firm about its experience. You’ll want to work with someone experienced in nursing home abuse cases. A trusted law firm will also have connections to medical and financial experts to help support your claim.
Our lawyers have been helping abuse victims for over 20 years. We’ve also achieved over $1 billion in results for our clients. Reach out today to learn what you can do about nursing home abuse.
Contact Our Columbus Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers for Free
With John Foy & Associates, you don’t pay us unless we win your case. Working with our attorneys is risk-free. Get the power of the “Strong Arm” by calling today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.