Abuse and negligence in nursing homes are becoming a serious problem across the country. While some actions or inactions by nursing home employees are the result of negligence, others are the result of intentional abuse directed toward a nursing home patient.
Nursing home negligence and abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances. If one of your family members or loved ones suffered abuse while residing in a nursing home, a nursing home abuse lawyer in Atlanta is here to help.
Knowing when Abuse has Occurred
Sometimes, it can be difficult for loved ones to detect exactly when nursing home abuse has occurred. There are, however, some signs and symptoms to look for, including:
- Changes in personality or mood
An Atlanta nursing home abuse attorney can investigate the circumstances and help you decide whether you should take legal action against the nursing home and/or a specific nursing home employee.
How Nursing Home Employees Abuse Patients
Nursing home abuse can involve failing to care for a patient on a regular basis, physical abuse of a patient, sexual abuse of a patient, failing to clean a patient’s room or change his or her bed, failing to supervise a patient, and dropping or mishandling a patient who requires supervision.
A nursing home abuse attorney can discuss your observations and help to determine whether a nursing home employee’s actions or inactions likely amounted to abuse.
Talk to a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Atlanta
The elderly – especially those who are no longer able to care for themselves – are unfortunately the targets for abuse and negligent actions. No nursing home resident should be forced to endure this kind of treatment. If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused while in a nursing home, the law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. could help. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.