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Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Atlanta

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Nursing homes are meant to be safe places for our loved ones. However, the overall rate of nursing home abuse is shocking.

At Montlick, we strongly believe our elders deserve to be treated with respect and honor. We understand the traumatic toll that nursing home abuse and neglect takes on a victim and his or her family: the breach of trust, the guilt, the overwhelming decisions that must be made. In times like these, we’re here for our clients both as a supportive ally and a fierce advocate for justice. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

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Atlanta Nursing Home Victims

It Happens More Than You Think.

Common forms of nursing home abuse include:

Physical abuse refers to illness, pain, injury, functional impairment, distress, or death as a result of the intentional use of physical force and includes acts such as hitting, kicking, pushing, slapping, and burning. According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), two out of three nursing home staff  have reported neglecting/abusing a resident.

Sexual abuse involves forced or unwanted sexual interaction of any kind. This may include unwanted sexual contact or penetration or non-contact acts such as sexual harassment.

Financial abuse is the illegal, unauthorized, or improper use of a resident’s money, benefits, belongings, property, or assets for the benefit of someone other than the resident. A whopping $2.6 billion each year is lost due to financial abuse and makes up 13% of nursing home abuse instances.

Emotional abuse encompasses both verbal and nonverbal behaviors that inflict anguish, mental pain, fear, or distress on a resident. For example humiliation, disrespect, threats, harassment, and geographic or interpersonal isolation. According to a study completed by the National Center on Elder Abuse, psychological and emotional abuse equates to 1/3 of all nursing home abuse cases.

General Neglect is a failure to meet a resident’s basic needs such as water, food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and essential medical care.

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Suspect Abuse? Here’s What to Look For.

Often residents experiencing nursing home abuse cannot communicate with their family and friends about what is taking place. Warning signs include:

  • Sudden changes in resident’s behavior
  • Social isolation
  • Dehydration
  • Bed sores
  • Inadequate clothing
  • Malnutrition and weight loss
  • Persistent odor of urine or feces
  • Failure to provide assistive devices such as eyeglasses, dentures or hearing aids
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • An attempt by a caregiver to cover injuries with clothing or bed linens
  • Delay between an incident causing injury and notification of a doctor
  • Frequent falls
  • Inadequate restraints for the level of confusion and activity of the resident

Compensation Counts.

When experiencing abuse at the hands of a nursing home, eligible restitution may include:

  • All medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and mental anguish for both the victim and their loved ones
  • A loss of enjoyment of life
  • A permanent disability directly caused by abuse
  • Punitive damages

Hospital stays are expensive. Often times so is the after care that may be required. Montlick fights for the compensation you deserve.

Abuse Can Be Hard to Spot

Some cases of abuse will be harder to recognize as they don’t leave physical marks. Pay close attention to the behavior and mental state of your loved ones as it will help you determine if something is wrong.

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Who’s to Blame?

The nursing home may be found liable if:

  • The staff was not properly trained
  • Proper hiring standards were not in place
  • Standards were ignored leading to a dangerous individual being hired
  • Failure to adequately supervise staff
  • Failure to report abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect cases require deep legal knowledge and skill. Thankfully, at Montlick, we have both. Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions, Answered.

What is an ombudsman?
An ombudsman is a person designated to investigate complaints against the nursing home.
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How is the value of a nursing home abuse case calculated?
Because no two cases are precisely the same, it is impossible to guarantee any particular result in a nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit.
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What kinds of injuries might indicate a nursing home abuse claim?
There are many signs that might be present if an elderly nursing home resident is being abused or neglected.
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Decatur (30030, 30032, 30033)
East Point (30344, 30364)
College Park (30337, 30349)
Hapeville (30354)
Forest Park (30297, 30298)
Riverdale (30274, 30296)
Avondale Estates (30002)
North Decatur (30030)
Druid Hills (30307)
Conley (30288)
Panthersville (30034)
Gresham Park (30316)
Candler-McAfee (30032)
Belvedere Park (30032)
Lake City (30260)
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