Finding out your loved one suffered mistreatment is devastating. You should have the chance to focus on helping them recover and making other arrangements for their care. Our firm’s Sandy Springs nursing home abuse attorney can make that possible.
Our legal team can investigate the cause of your loved one’s injury, identify all liable parties, and protect your family’s rights as we pursue an appropriate settlement or jury award.
Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Abuse?
Yes. If your case meets specific criteria, you have the right to sue a nursing home for abuse. These criteria include the following:
- You file your case within the state statute of limitations. In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the injury—or, in medical malpractice cases, from the date of discovery of the injury—to file a case.
- Your loved one’s injury resulted from someone else’s negligent or malicious behavior.
- You are the spouse or child of the abuse victim if they did not survive the abuse, and you are filing a wrongful death case. This restriction is codified at C.G.A. § 51-4-2.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can review your situation at no cost or obligation. We can let you know if you have a personal injury case worth pursuing and make sure you do not worry about completing legal tasks or meeting with the liable party. Our services include:
- Filing paperwork: This could mean notifying the liable party about your demands, drawing up a settlement agreement, or filling out any other form that you should not have to think about completing at such a time.
- Collecting evidence: We can visit the nursing home, talk to all involved parties, look at relevant documents, or request your loved one’s medical records to get a better idea of what happened to them.
- Negotiating a settlement: We know how to talk to insurance companies and cannot be intimidated by any tactics or arguments they may use.
- Going to court: In cases where we cannot get a settlement, we are more than caning to go to trial for our clients.
- Being there for you: Our team responds promptly to all questions and updates from clients, giving them much-needed peace of mind. We can provide all the information you need to make intelligent decisions about your case.
For a free legal consultation with a nursing home abuse lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
What Are Nursing Home Abuse Damages?
Nursing home abuse damages are the money paid to those who can prove their loved one suffered abuse-related injuries. You could seek damages based on the financial, emotional, and physical suffering you and your family have sustained.
Compensation for financial losses may include:
- Medical expenses: Your loved one’s injuries were severe enough to need a doctor’s care or even hospitalization.
- Loss of wages: You had to take time away from work to see your loved one’s needs. You could also seek compensation if your loved one lost money due to financial abuse.
- Other expenses: For instance, you had to move your loved one out of their old nursing home and find a new one that would better provide for their needs.
Compensation for physical and emotional losses may include:
- Pain and suffering: Any injury that prevents the person from living a healthy, “normal” life.
- Disability: If the abuse caused your loved one to develop a disability or worsen a preexisting condition, you could receive compensation for that injury.
- Impaired quality of life: Your loved one’s overall condition has deteriorated. It has impacted their ability to do the things they love or care for themselves.
Finally, if your loved one’s injuries are fatal, you can seek damages for wrongful death. This may include compensation for any or all the above categories, as well as:
- Loss of companionship: Your loved one meant a lot to you and brought irreplaceable value to your life and your other relatives.
- Grief: The emotional pain of losing someone dear can be devastating enough to warrant monetary compensation.
- Funeral expenses: You can seek compensation for the cost of laying your loved one to rest, making sure their final wishes are carried out, and so on.
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Who Is Responsible for Nursing Home Abuse?
Part of what makes nursing home abuse cases more complicated than other kinds of cases is the difficult task of untangling who is responsible for the abuse. One of our Sandy Springs attorneys may investigate:
- A nursing home employee: The person who abused your loved one may be sued personally for their actions. Alternately, you can sue their employer, who may have a more comprehensive insurance policy.
- The nursing home as a whole: You trusted this nursing home to take reasonable precautions to keep your loved one safe. Any failure to do so could make them liable in a lawsuit.
- A third party: Some people, such as police officers, have a legal responsibility to report suspected crimes like nursing home abuse. If they knew of your loved one’s abuse and said nothing, you could sue them for breach of duty.
Nursing home abuse may occur due to staff shortages, low pay, and unqualified caregivers. This means your case could have more than one liable party: the abusive caregiver and the company that hired them.
We understand the intricacies of nursing home abuse cases at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We are proud to help the citizens of Georgia protect their rights against dishonest nursing homes and recover fair monetary compensation for any injuries their loved ones sustained.
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If you suspect your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse, do not hesitate to call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We serve clients in Sandy Springs, and an attorney from our firm can help protect you and your loved one during this difficult time. Call today for a free case review and to discuss your options.