The elderly that reside in nursing homes require quality care and comfort. When someone hurts your loved one in a nursing home, not only are they committing a heinous crime, they are liable for any of the damages and injuries they caused. If your loved one was abused in a nursing home, call our nursing home abuse lawyers today.
Nursing Home Abuse Is More Common than You Think
Many people believe that elderly abuse isn’t as common as domestic violence or child abuse. The unfortunate truth is that elder abuse happens way more than you may believe. Throughout the U.S., thousands of elder abuse cases happen every year, and many abusers are not brought to justice.
This leaves the families of these elderly victims to cover the costs of all the damages and injuries. Not to mention having to help their elderly loved ones get through the emotional and psychological pain they’ve endured as well.
The State of Georgia Department of Human Services states that the abuse of older or disabled adults is one of the most underreported and undetected types of abuse in this country. All abuse is intentional, negligent, and illegal. You should contact one of our lawyers immediately to start building your case.
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Who You Can Hold Liable
You can hold the abuser, the staff of the nursing home, and the nursing home itself liable for the abuse your loved one has suffered.
Holding the abuser accountable for their actions is a given. With evidence, testimony, medical records, and accurate calculations of your damages, we can help you punish the abuser for their crime.
The Nursing Home Staff
How can you hold the staff accountable? Medical and professional staff inside of a nursing home are considered to be mandatory reporters. This means that they are obligated under the law to report any misconduct or abuse they may have seen while on the job.
Failure to report fails to uphold the duty of care they are supposed to have for all of the elderly they support. Their willful ignorance towards the abuse that your elderly loved one went through also directly contributed to the damages sustained. Therefore, both from a moral standpoint and a legal one, they were partially responsible for the abuse.
The Nursing Home
Nursing homes are supposed to thoroughly vet all of their employees. The responsibility is on them to hire quality and compassionate employees with no negative history that would impact the critical work that nursing home staff do every day.
If the nursing home didn’t adhere to the standards set in place for nursing home employees, or their standards were so lax they allowed bad people to join their staff, you can hold them accountable for that. If they had just cared from the beginning, this abuse was likely to have never happened in the first place.
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Common Damages You Can Compensate
You can recover compensation for various damages:
- Medical expenses, surgeries, medical equipment, prescriptions, etc.
- Psychological services for mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
- Assisted living expenses
Don’t pay for the damages caused by an abuser. The abuser and their enablers should be the ones to cover all of your costs and provide financial closure. Our nursing home abuse lawyers will accurately calculate all of your damages and ensure that you get the best settlement possible.
How We Help You Win Your Case
Asides from calculating your damages, we will help you win your case by:
- Representing your best interests in court or during negotiations and always pushing to settle in your favor.
- Helping you gather and retain all of the critical evidence necessary to support your case.
- Consulting with various experts to bolster the strength of your case.
- Holding all of the at-fault parties liable and ensuring no one gets away with abuse.
- Handling all of your legal paperwork and any communications with other third parties.
The defense won’t give you the settlement you need right off the bat. Having a strong attorney helps benefit you by protecting you from the exploitative tactics that the abuser’s legal representation or the insurance companies may employ against you.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuses lawyer serving Mableton, call 404-400-4000
Get Help from Our Mableton Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
The Mableton nursing home abuse attorneys at John Foy & Associates are ready to provide you with expert legal assistance. With more than two decades of experience in personal injury law, you can rely on us to get the job done. Don’t miss out on your chance to get compensated and get justice.
Call us today at (404) 400-4000 for a free consultation.