Savannah Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Moving a loved one into a nursing home or other care facility is emotionally difficult for any family. You may worry about how they will adjust to their new living situation and how they will transition to a less independent life. However, those may be small concerns compared to the treatment that patients and residents receive at some nursing homes throughout Georgia.
You trust the doctors, nurses, and other staff members at your loved one’s nursing home to give them the best possible care, but that doesn’t always happen. At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, we know that abuse and neglect are all too common in care facilities, which can put residents’ wellbeing at risk.
Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of nursing home cases ranging from severe injuries due to falls and the failure to supervise, to decubitus ulcers resulting in major surgeries or death.
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse, get in touch with our legal team as soon as possible. Doing so can not only help you and your loved one get compensation for injuries caused by neglect and abuse, but it can save their life. Contact us today—just dial 1-800-396-5368 or complete a free initial consultation form.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Depending on the health of your loved one, it may be difficult to determine if they’re receiving quality care at their nursing home. The staff may appear attentive and caring while you’re visiting, but they may neglect loved ones or even abuse them when you and your other family members aren’t around.
It’s important to always be on the lookout for signs of abuse or neglect in your loved one, which can include:
- Bed and pressure sores
If your loved one spends a lot of time in bed, staff members have a responsibility to make sure that they change positions frequently, are cleaned often, and their skin is inspected frequently to avoid health problems and complications. Bed sores and pressure sores may indicate that your loved one is being neglected by staff members who aren’t following proper protocol for bedridden patients.
- Unexplained weight loss or dehydration
Nursing home residents and patients require adequate meals and liquids several times per day to stay in good health. If you notice that your loved one has lost weight or appears dehydrated, it may indicate that they aren’t receiving the nutrition that they need.
- Cuts, bruises, and other wounds
Physical abuse is a reality for many nursing home residents and patients. If your loved one is being abused by staff members, you may notice signs such as unexplained bruises, cuts, welts, redness, and other wounds.
- Worsening health problems
Nursing home healthcare workers and staff members are tasked with making sure residents and patients get their medications to treat their illnesses or medical conditions. If your loved one’s health begins to worsen, it may be because they aren’t getting the treatments they need.
Call our experienced Savannah nursing home abuse attorneys right away if you think that your loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect. At Owens & Mulherin, we can begin investigating to not only protect your loved one’s health and wellbeing, but to also maximize your family’s chances of getting full compensation.
We’ll Stand Up for Your Loved One’s Rights
Nursing home residents in Georgia are entitled to a Bill of Rights concerning many aspects of their care and daily lives. This Bill of Rights is protected under state law and provides rights that include:
- The right to receive adequate care, treatment, and services
- The right to choose among different forms of treatment
- The right to refuse treatment by a doctor or request a different doctor
- The right to be treated with dignity and respect
- The right to know about their medical conditions, treatment options, and side effects
Those rights are often violated when residents are abused or neglected. At Owens & Mulherin, we believe that nursing home residents deserve high-quality and compassionate care, and that’s why we strive to fight for victims and their families when they are mistreated.
Don’t wait to get the legal representation you and your loved one need during this difficult time. Contact us at 1-800-396-5368 or complete an online contact form. Your consultation is free, and you don’t owe us anything unless we get money for you—that’s our No Fee Guarantee®.