Victims of nursing home abuse may receive compensation for their pain and suffering – as well as other damages. When a victim dies from abuse-related trauma, their surviving loved ones may receive a financial recovery.
A Gainesville nursing home abuse attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can serve you and your loved one at one upfront cost.
You Can Take Legal Action If Your Loved One Suffered Abuse
You are not alone if your loved one suffered abuse in a Gainesville nursing home. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in six elders living in a communal setting suffers abuse.
The legal system in Georgia permits victims of abuse to seek financial justice. Our firm can review your case and explain your legal options.
Why Choose Bader Scott Injury Lawyers For a Nursing Home Abuse Case?
Our firm knows what nursing homes must do to protect residents, so we may quickly recognize when a nursing home has failed your loved one.
Pursuing a nursing home abuse cases may call for:
- Assistance in relocating their loved one to a safe facility
- All the legal help that we can provide
- Defense of their and their loved one’s rights
- Regular case updates
- A personal, empathetic legal approach
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers serves each of these needs. As a Georgia-based law firm, we understand the unique legal landscape in Gainesville, and we will fight for the compensation that you or a loved one deserves.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Gainesville, call (404) 888-8888
We Know the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Having handled nursing home abuse cases, our team knows the signs of elder abuse. Per the National Institute on Aging (NIA), victims of nursing home abuse may:
- Exhibit concerning personality changes
- Withdraw from certain activities that they typically enjoy
- Have physical injuries
- Become fearful
- Have an unkempt appearance, including but not limited to poor grooming and hygiene
- Show other signs of mistreatment
Our firm will speak with you about any abuse indicators you have recognized and conduct our own investigation into your loved one’s abuse symptoms.
Fully diagnosing elder abuse requires medical intervention, and we will work with doctors to observe and diagnose your loved one.
The Cause of Your Loved One’s Abuse Matters
We will learn why your loved one’s abuse happened. Relevant questions include:
- Who abused your loved one?
- What types of abuse did your loved one suffer?
- How were they able to abuse your loved one?
- Why did authority figures fail to identify and stop the abuse?
The answers to these questions may determine liability. Contributing factors in elder abuse may include:
- Understaffing at your loved one’s nursing home
- Poor vetting of nursing home employees
- Lack of safety precautions such as cameras and employee monitoring practices
- Lack of repercussions for employee misbehavior
- Lack of involvement by administrators
- Unsafe facilities
A nursing home abuse attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will identify the cause of your loved one’s abuse and take legal action in Gainesville against responsible parties.
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Recoverable Damages in Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Every victim of nursing home abuse suffers in their own way. It is our firm’s role to understand:
- How your loved one has suffered
- How surviving loved ones have suffered if an abused loved one passed away
- What the cost of your damages are
- Who is responsible for your damages
We generally categorize damages as non-economic and economic. Economic damages from a nursing home abuse case may include:
Past and Expected Medical Costs
An abuser or another liable party may cover the cost of abuse-related medical treatment. Medical imaging services, surgery, hospitalization, and medications may be among your covered expenses.
The Cost of Relocating Your Loved One
If you choose to move your loved one from a home where the abuse happened, liable parties may cover the cost of relocation.
The Cost of Treating Your Loved One’s Trauma
Your loved one may require counseling, medication, and other treatments for abuse-related trauma. Such costs may be the liable party’s responsibility.
Wrongful Death-Related Costs
If your loved one passed away after suffering abuse, then you may face funeral expenses and other economic damages. We will seek compensation for such costs.
In addition to these economic damages, nursing home abuse may incur non-economic losses. These losses may include:
- Diminished quality of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep problems
Your loved one may receive compensation for these losses through the damage category of “pain and suffering.”
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Who Will Pay For Your Loved One’s Damages?
The legal standard of vicarious liability may make a nursing home responsible for its employees’ actions. If a nursing home employee committed the abuse, then the nursing home may almost certainly be liable for the damages.
Any way you look at it, a nursing home may owe your loved one compensation. Others who may be liable for your loved ones abuse include:
- An abusive staffer
- An abusive resident
- An abuser who is neither a staffer nor resident
- Specific administrators who failed to stop abuse
Our team will gain a comprehensive understanding of liability. We will seek fair compensation from every liable party.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today About Seeking Compensation
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally allows you two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, respectively. Our firm will file your case as soon as we can, but we need your help in honoring these deadlines. These deadlines do not apply to every case (so call us no matter what), but they could to yours.
Reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888 for your free consultation. We will explain everything you must know about hiring a nursing home abuse attorney from our firm. You will not pay us a dime unless we win your case in Gainesville.