When a Fulton County family makes the difficult decision to place an elderly or ill loved one in a nursing home, they are expecting that there will be a reasonable standard of care provided. Unfortunately, there are many instances in which there not only is a failure to care for the residents effectively, but there are examples of outright nursing home abuse that results in injury, illness and even death. For families who suspect that there is nursing home negligence or abuse occurring, it is imperative that they know how to proceed to put a stop to it and seek to be compensated for it.
There are numerous ways in which a resident of a nursing facility can be mistreated. It is not simply a matter of physical abuse. A patient can be emotionally abused and sexually abused. He or she might not receive the proper medications at the appropriate times, not be fed and suffer from malnutrition, suffer falls because of not being assisted when necessary, decline due to a lack of care and die because of many factors.