Morrow Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Attorney
As the nursing home population increases in Georgia, the risk of mistreatment of residents also increases. You might not imagine that nursing home staff members would allow your loved one to sustain preventable injuries, but the truth is that it happens on a regular basis. To make matters worse, many injured residents are not able to report neglect or abuse, or they might be too fearful of retaliation to do so. It is often up to loved ones to notice that something is wrong and take the necessary action to keep nursing home residents safe.
The legal team of Ben F. Windham, PC, believes that nursing homes should be held fully responsible for any unnecessary harm to residents. If you believe your loved one was a victim, speak with a nursing home neglect and abuse lawyer in Morrow for the help you need.
Injuries to Nursing Home Residents
Nursing home residents can fall victim to neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and even sexual abuse. Any of these can lead to serious injuries, and older adults are often at a higher risk of injuries and serious complications. Some injuries that nursing home residents commonly sustain include:
- Abrasions and contusions
- Concussions and other head injuries
- Broken hips
- Mental trauma
- Sexually-transmitted diseases
- Medication injuries, such as overdoses
Whether staff failed to assist a resident or provide medical care, or a staff member purposely inflicted injuries, the facility should be responsible for medical expenses and pain and suffering of injured residents.
Talk to a Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer in Morrow
If you suspect that your loved one experienced neglect or abuse at their long-term care facility, you should not wait to contact a Morrow nursing home neglect and abuse attorney at the office of Ben F. Windham, PC. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free consultation today.