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Schneider Hammers is passionate about protecting the rights of the injured and the wronged, and that includes residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have suffered preventable harm as a result of abuse, neglect, or dangerous products. If you believe you or your loved one has suffered harm as a result of another’s misconduct or neglect, our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Atlanta nursing home facilities, employees, and caretakers have a legal obligation to ensure elderly residents do not suffer preventable harm. No matter which form the abuse and/or neglect takes, it represents a failure in nursing home facilities and workers to uphold their legal duty. By highlighting these failures and establishing them as the cause of injuries, we can put victims and their loved ones in a position to make a full recovery of their damages.
Examples of nursing home abuse and neglect include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Sexual abuse
- Social neglect
- Neglecting basic needs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medication errors
- Neglecting hygiene
- Medical neglect
Because elderly residents may be unable or unwilling to come forward about abuse and neglect, it often becomes the responsibility of family members to remain vigilant and aware of any potential signs. Changes in mood or personality, bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, and unexplained injuries are a few signs to look for when visiting a loved one.
Compensation For Victims & Families
A successful elder abuse claim can allow victims and families to hold nursing home facilities accountable for their wrongdoing and victims’ damages. Often times residents of Atlanta nursing home residents feel powerless in the face of longterm abuse but there is legal recourse that provides relief. Although recoveries will vary from case to case, victims have the right to pursue compensation that may cover:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional injuries
Additional Legal Services for Nursing Home Abuse Victims
In addition to our insight into issues such as premises liability and medical malpractice, our team also have extensive experience representing victims harmed by defective medical products and dangerous drugs.
As these product liability issues often arise in nursing home settings, we have the depth of experience needed to identify the underlying cause of injury or abuse in order to pursue the compensation our clients deserve. No matter how your loved one was injured in an assisted living facility
A Caring & Compassionate Atlanta Injury Attorney on Your Side
We place our trust in nursing home facilities to care for our loved ones – and victims have every right to pursue justice and compensation when they fail to do so. At Schneider Hammers, our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of preventable injuries, and we’re ready to make the difference in your case.