Athens Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys
Nursing home populations are increasing on a regular basis in Georgia, and, unfortunately, the conditions in many facilities are suffering. When nursing home residents receive inadequate care, they can sustain unnecessary and avoidable injuries and health complications. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a nursing home due to mistreatment, you should speak with a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer in Athens as soon as possible.
The law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, represents the rights of vulnerable nursing home residents who are not receiving the care they need and deserve. Contact our office for a free case evaluation about the best way to protect your loved one today.
Identifying Neglect and Abuse
Many nursing home residents who suffer neglect and abuse do not report the matter. This could be due to cognitive impairments, fear of retaliation, or other reasons. In any event, it is often up to their loved ones to visit and notice that there might be a problem.
It is important to remember that nursing home neglect and abuse come in many forms. Some possible ways your loved one might suffer harm include:
- Neglect – Not providing proper nutrition, hydration, sanitary facilities and clothing, medical treatment, or other necessities.
- Physical abuse – Striking, pushing, kicking, or otherwise physically assaulting residents.
- Sexual abuse – Exposing, touching, or engaging in sexual conduct without consent.
- Emotional abuse – Humiliation, insults, isolation, and other emotionally harmful tactics.
Find Out How a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer in Athens Can Assist You
Nursing home residents should not sustain any avoidable injuries, and it is important to discuss any concerns with an Athens nursing home neglect and abuse attorney. Contact the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, online or call 833.236.9467 for a free discussion about a possible claim.