Is Your Loved One At Risk Or Injured?
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is almost never an easy decision, but many times it is the right one. When nursing home professionals violate the trust you have placed in them, you need to know how to take action to keep your loved one safe.
Do not wait until it is too late. At the Bird Law Group in Atlanta, our lawyers can help you recognize the warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. We have helped several families navigate personal injury legal processes to secure the compensation their loved ones deserved for being subjected to poor treatment.
If You Suspect Abuse, Seek Help Immediately
In Georgia, the Healthcare Facility Regulation office within the state’s Department of Community Health can be contacted if you suspect abuse or neglect is taking place. If you feel your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 or the police. Then call our attorneys at 888-392-4312.
The following are possible warning signs that your loved one may be in danger of nursing home neglect or abuse.
- Nursing home staff seem to be blocking you from communicating with your loved one
- Your loved one is telling you something different about their care than staff are reporting
- A general decline in health
- Dehydration or dramatic weight loss
- Noticing foul odors in the room
- Mysterious bruises or other injuries occur
- Injuries or other medical conditions go unreported by nursing home staff
For physical evidence such as bruises, bedsores and dangerous conditions in the nursing home, you should try to take pictures to document anything. A nursing home may act quickly to cover up any evidence after you make your concerns known.
Our lawyers quickly get to work evaluating evidence, finding and interviewing witnesses and making sure your loved one gets the proper care that he or she deserves. We know the experts to work with and determine if any negligence, physical abuse or sexual abuse has occurred.
Contact The Bird Law Group Today — Maximize Recovery
We can take quick action to keep your loved one safe and build a claim to hold negligent nursing home officials and staff accountable for their actions. Contact us as soon as possible at our Atlanta, Georgia, office via email or by calling 888-392-4312.