Nursing Home Abuse
When you entrust your parent or other elderly loved one to the care of a nursing home, you expect the facility and its employees to treat your loved one with the utmost care. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.
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), general neglect — as well as physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse — have been exposed in nursing homes litigation.
In such cases, a personal injury attorney can often 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 numerous nursing home abuse claims throughout Georgia, including:
- Elder care malnutrition
- Bed sores
- Medical and nursing neglect and abuse
- Attorney elder abuse: Some cases involve 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. The wrongly acquired assets in these cases can quickly vanish.
- Physical assault and physical abuse of an elderly person: These cases include 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 into internal organs, causing 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 bedsores, malnutrition, and dehydration. Proper nursing home care never includes malnutrition.
If you suspect nursing home neglect, contact McAleer Law today to review the situation and evaluate the potential case. Call us at 404-622-5337 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary consultation.