Jonesboro Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorneys
The nursing home population is only increasing in Georgia and throughout the United States. As more residents move in, staff members might be overworked, underpaid, and undertrained. This can result in the mistreatment of residents due to neglect or even intentional abuse by aggressive staff.
If you believe that a loved one sustained physical or mental injuries due to mistreatment while in a long-term care facility, you should speak with a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer in Jonesboro right away. The law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, is ready to help.
Injuries from Neglect and Abuse
Residents of nursing homes can sustain serious injuries if they are the victims of neglect, physical assault, sexual assault, or emotional abuse. Many types of injuries can result, including:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Physical wounds, including fractures, lacerations, contusions, and concussions
- Sexually-transmitted diseases
- Mental trauma
- Mental regression
- Social withdrawal
- Untreated medical conditions or emergencies
- Medication errors
Nursing home neglect and abuse can cause pain and suffering for residents, as well as injuries that can even be fatal.
Too often, neglect and abuse go unreported, whether it is due to cognitive impairments of victims or fear of retaliation for reporting. For this reason, close loved ones should always be on the lookout for signs of abuse, and you should inquire about the details of any injuries that occur. If you suspect abuse, make sure your loved one is safe and then discuss the matter with an experienced attorney.
Discuss Your Concerns with a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer in Jonesboro
If you need help standing up for an injured family member, a Jonesboro nursing home neglect and abuse attorney at the office of Ben F. Windham, PC, can help. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 to discuss a possible case today.