Nursing Home Abuse
Sadly, the elderly are frequently targets of abuse and neglect in the very environments that are intended to protect and care for them.
In recent years, problems of malnutrition, bedsores (decubitus ulcers), eneral neglect, as well as physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse have been exposed in nursing homes litigation. Many times a personal injury attorney can help guide you through the legal process. At McAleer Law, we are committed to helping the elderly and their families through these disturbing cases. If a family member has suffered abuse in a nursing home or in another health or assisted living care arrangement, our experience in nursing home litigation can help you pursue your case and obtain justice for your family. We have successfully pursued several nursing home abuse claims throughout Georgia such as elder care malnutrition, bed sores, medical and nursing neglect and abuse.Types of Elder Abuse Cases
- Attorney Elder Abuse, there are cases involving dishonest attorneys who convince elders to unknowingly sign over their entire fortunes to them. If you suspect this has happened to a family member, call now as the wrongly acquired assets in these cases will soon vanish
- Physical Assault and Physical Abuse of an Elderly Person like food and water deprivation, physical punishment and abuse, restraints and other horrific conduct
- Financial Abuse
- Decubitus Ulcers A decubitus ulcer is a pressure sore and is commonly referred to as bedsore. These bedsores can range in severity from a very mild pink coloration of the skin, which is usually not harmful and permanent, to a very deep wound extending to and sometimes through a bone and then on into internal organs and cause total body infection. In long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, bedsores are generally considered preventable and are largely seen as direct proof of neglect.
- General Medical Neglect Signs of neglect include not only bedsores, but, malnutrition and dehydration are also direct evidence of neglect. Proper nursing home care never includes malnutrition.
If you suspect nursing home neglect, contact McAleer Law Firm to review the situation and evaluate the potential case.