Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Savannah, Georgia
Protecting the Legal Rights of Individuals Injured Due to Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a serious problem that tragically occurs more often than many realize. In fact, a study conducted by the Special Investigations Division on Government Reform Committee found that over 30 percent of nursing homes in the United States have been cited for abuse. Anyone who has a loved one in nursing home care should be aware of the signs of abuse and their legal rights if their relative has been abused. The nursing home abuse attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist nursing home abuse victims across the state of Georgia and in the Southeast. We help our qualifying clients obtain justice for the harms they have endured as a result of negligent nursing home care.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse can be insidious. Not all forms of nursing home abuse will leave clear physical markers. Below is a look at some of the signs of nursing home abuse. If you witness these signs or other potential indicators of abuse, contact our office for prompt legal assistance.
- Bed sores
- Poor hygiene
- Cuts and bruises
- Poor oral hygiene
- Excessive hunger or thirst
- Changes in mental or physical health
- Fear of certain staff members, other patients, or circumstances
- Missing personal items or money
- Social or emotional withdrawal
- Confusion or agitation that was not previously experienced
- Slurring of words, unsteady gait, and other indicators of overmedication
The nursing home abuse attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can review the potential abuse and inform you as to your legal rights. Your loved one deserves the best of care, and our firm can help to hold negligent nursing homes and staff members accountable for abuse occurring within their walls.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, including:
- Neglect: Neglect is the most common type of abuse and can involve the failure of the nursing home to meet resident’s basic needs, including food, safe shelter, hygienic care, fluids, medication, and more.
- Overmedication: At times, nursing home staff will overmedicate patients with drugs that make them tired and more compliant. This is extremely dangerous and can significantly diminish a patient’s quality of life.
- Financial abuse: Nursing home residents are at risk of theft by staff and other residents, as well as overreaching, which can include coercion into gifting or changing their will. Family members must keep close track of their loved one’s finances to be on the alert for signs of financial abuse.
- Physical abuse: Hitting, shoving, slapping, and the like has all been known to occur in nursing homes. Family members of nursing home residents should investigate bruises and other physical indicators of abuse.
- Emotional abuse: Nursing home residents may find themselves being emotionally or psychologically abused, which may include taunts or negative statements, as well as the withholding of attention.
Put Our Over 38 Years of Legal Experience to Work on Your Case!
If you believe your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Savannah, Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia and in the Southeast for over 38 years. We invite you to contact us for a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.