Fairburn Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Attorney
More and more people are entering nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a regular basis in Georgia. While all facilities should abide by a strict standard of care and provide residents with the food, shelter, comfort, and medical treatment they need, too many nursing home residents suffer injuries due to neglect or intentional abuse by staff members.
If you think your loved one has suffered injuries as a nursing home resident, you should speak with a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer in Fairburn. At the office of Ben F. Windham, PC, we are committed to standing up for the rights of injured nursing home residents, so please contact us today for help.
Injuries to Nursing Home Residents
While you should expect nursing home staff members to take good care of your loved one, the following are all, unfortunately, regular occurrences in some facilities:
- Neglect and failure to provide proper care
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual assault
Many nursing home residents fear retaliation by staff if they report misconduct, or they might not have the cognitive abilities to know how to report what caused their injuries. It is often up to visiting loved ones to notice the signs of nursing home abuse. These signs can include:
- Various physical wounds
- Acting withdrawn or fearful
- Worsening medical conditions that should be treatable
- Weight gain or loss
- Diagnosis of sexually-transmitted diseases
- Staff members will not allow you to visit with your loved one alone
Consult with a Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Lawyer in Fairburn Today
If you notice any signs that make you suspicious of nursing home misconduct, report the issue, and ensure the safety of your loved one. Then, speak with a Fairburn nursing home neglect and abuse attorney at the firm of Ben F. Windham, PC. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to learn how we can help.