Georgia Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims Lawyers
People throughout the country seek out the treatment and safety of nursing homes to care for them when they are least able to care for themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are currently 1.6 million people living in the country’s 18,000 nursing homes. While the majority of these facilities provide uncompromising professional care, some fall far short. At the Augusta, Georgia, law office of Burnside Law Firm, we represent people who have been injured or killed because of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Provided the fact that elderly and disabled people become patients of nursing homes because of failing mental capacities and physical abilities, they are the people who are most vulnerable to nursing home abuse and neglect. Far too many people are subjected to physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse at the hands of people entrusted to care for our loved ones. When a family member has fallen victim to nursing home neglect and abuse, contact one of our experienced attorneys for a free initial consultation.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Many times, elderly and disabled people are put under the care of overworked and undertrained nursing home staff members. Lack of supervision compounds the problems faced by defenseless people. Here are some of the forms of nursing home negligence that are most common:
- Physical assault and battery
- Excessive restraints
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Overmedication of sedatives
- Bedsores and inadequate hygiene
- Failure to medical care
- Improper supervision
Elderly and disabled people are some of the most vulnerable people in society. When a nursing home employee intentionally or negligently injures them, those people should be held accountable for their actions. To learn more about filing a nursing home abuse and neglect claim, contact a lawyer at the law firm of Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
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