Georgia Lawyers Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
The nursing home population across the United States and in Georgia is on the rise. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in the number of nursing home negligence and abuse cases. Even with increased government supervision, over one million nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect every year. At the Atlanta law offices of Houck | Reynolds, LLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse victims across Georgia.
Aggressively Pursuing Justice For Injury Victims
While the nursing home resident population is growing, many facilities are understaffed. As a result, patients do not get treatment and care in a timely manner. A lack of resources is not an excuse when residents develop serious conditions and suffer injuries due to neglect. Nursing home abuse and negligence can lead to serious injuries, including:
- Bed sores
- Prescription errors
- Aspiration pneumonia
More subtle forms of elder abuse include a lack of supervision, theft, abandonment, sexual assault, and coercion, as well as physical and mental abuse. While the signs may not be obvious, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if you or a loved one has a claim.
While there are government agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee the care and services provided by nursing homes, negligence is still far too common.
Contact The Lawyers At Houck | Reynolds, LLC Today
Whether the abuse consists of recurrent negligence or a single incident which causes injury, the victim has a right to be protected. From our Atlanta offices, our attorneys can help you through the recovery process. Contact us today for a free consultation.