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Georgia Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Claims Lawyers

Across the nation, individuals turn to nursing homes to provide essential care and protection during times of vulnerability when they are least capable of tending to their own needs. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal a staggering 1.6 million residents inhabiting the nation’s 18,000 nursing facilities, underscoring the significant reliance placed on these establishments for support. While the majority of these facilities uphold stringent standards of professionalism and compassion, unfortunately, some tragically fail to meet these expectations. At the Augusta and Athens, Georgia, law offices of Burnside Law Firm, we stand as advocates for those who have suffered injuries or tragic loss as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect, steadfastly seeking justice and accountability for our clients.

Legal Support for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Given the vulnerability of elderly and disabled individuals who often become residents of nursing homes due to declining mental and physical health, it is imperative to recognize the heightened risk they face for abuse and neglect. These individuals, grappling with diminished capacities, rely heavily on caregivers for their well-being, making them susceptible to various forms of mistreatment. Tragically, instances of physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse are all too common within nursing home settings, where those entrusted with providing care may betray that trust. The toll of such abuse can be devastating, resulting in physical injuries, psychological trauma and financial exploitation.

When a loved one falls victim to nursing home neglect or abuse, seeking legal counsel is crucial. The team of seasoned attorneys at Burnside Law Firm specializes in advocating for victims of nursing home mistreatment, offering compassionate support and legal experience to pursue justice and hold accountable those responsible for such egregious acts. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns and explore the options available to ensure the safety and well-being of your family member. When a family member has fallen victim to nursing home neglect and abuse, contact one of our experienced attorneys.

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 provide 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 Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation.

FAQs: Nursing Home Neglect Cases

What constitutes nursing home neglect?
Nursing home neglect refers to the failure of caregivers or the facility itself to provide adequate care and attention to residents, resulting in harm or injury. This can include neglecting basic needs such as nutrition, hydration, hygiene, medical care and safety precautions.

What are common signs of nursing home neglect?
Signs of neglect can vary but may include unexplained injuries, untreated medical conditions, poor hygiene, malnutrition, dehydration, changes in behavior or mood, social withdrawal, and unexplained financial transactions or exploitation.

What should I do if I suspect nursing home neglect?
If you suspect nursing home neglect, it’s crucial to take action promptly. Start by documenting any concerning signs or incidents and discuss your concerns with the facility’s management. If necessary, report your suspicions to the appropriate authorities, such as Adult Protective Services or the state’s Department of Health.

How can a lawyer help in cases of nursing home neglect?
A lawyer experienced in nursing home neglect cases can provide invaluable assistance by investigating the situation, gathering evidence, advocating for your loved one’s rights, negotiating with the facility or insurance companies, and representing your interests in legal proceedings if necessary. They can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation for damages.

What damages can be recovered in a nursing home neglect case?
Damages that may be recovered in a nursing home neglect case can include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and punitive damages in cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct.

How long do I have to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a nursing home neglect lawsuit varies by state, but it typically ranges from one to three years from the date of injury or discovery of neglect. It’s essential to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.

Contact Burnside Law Firm to Discuss Your Case

Contact Burnside Law Firm, serving the communities of Augusta and Athens, Georgia, for a compassionate and comprehensive evaluation of your nursing home abuse concerns. Our dedicated team of attorneys understands the gravity of these situations and is committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of your loved ones. During your free initial consultation, we will carefully listen to your concerns, assess the details of the situation, and provide personalized legal guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources needed to take decisive action against nursing home neglect and abuse. Whether it involves pursuing compensation for damages, holding responsible parties accountable, or implementing measures to ensure the safety of your family member, we are here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our experienced attorneys today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward seeking justice and protection for your loved one.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264