Elder Abuse Lawyers in Jonesboro, GA
Dedicated Jonesboro, GA Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Ready To Serve You
For a city of its size, Jonesboro, Georgia has plenty to keep both residents and visitors busy. Among these are the Arts & Entertainment District District, the Stately Oaks Plantation, and the nearby outdoor activities available in Clayton County. However, not everyone is capable of enjoying these activities. Although the average age of Jonesboro residents is younger than the state average, nearly two dozen nursing homes can be found within a 20 mile radius.
Nursing Homes Are Heavily Regulated – but Abuse Is Still Far From Uncommon
Nursing homes are governed by both federal nursing home regulations and Georgia state nursing home regulations. Together, these add up to a lot of rules that regulate just about every activity that goes on in a nursing home. In addition, nursing homes are required to establish and keep on file their own policies and procedures, to which they are responsible for adhering. Nevertheless, nursing home abuse continues to occur.
If your loved one has become a nursing home abuse victim, it is likely that it happened because a violation of one of these three sources of regulation occurred. Unfortunately, in Georgia, violations of nursing home regulations are generally considered only evidence of negligence (falling below the standard of care), not automatic negligence. A skilled nursing home abuse lawyer can help you convince a court or an insurance company that the nursing home should be held fully liable.
We Know How to Fight Back
At T. Madden & Associates, P.C., we are filled with revulsion and anger when we hear stories of nursing home abuse from our clients. That is exactly what energizes us with a desire to fight back. Our primary ways of fighting is: getting the abuse stopped immediately, and demanding full compensation for all that your loved one has suffered. We will use every weapon in our legal arsenal to accomplish this.
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Other Kinds of Cases We Handle
At T. Madden & Associates, we practice all forms of personal injury law, including:
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- School injuries
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Police misconduct
- Shooting injuries & deaths
- Dog bites
- Assault and battery
- Slip and Fall
- Negligent security cases
- Wrongful Death
Can a nursing home itself be held liable for the wrongful acts of its employees?
Yes. Throughout the United States, employers are generally treated as liable for the on-duty wrongful acts of their employees under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. If the staff member is classified by the court as an independent contractor rather than an employee, the nursing home will not be automatically liable but could still be held liable if it committed its own misconduct (negligent hiring or inadequate supervision, for example).
What can I do if my loved one dies from nursing home abuse?
You can initiate a wrongful death claim under the Georgia wrongful death statute. A wrongful death claim can be filed by certain close relatives and, under certain circumstances, by the personal representative of the deceased victim’s probate estate. Damages are typically shared by close family members, except compensation for expenses that were paid by the victim’s estate. A Jonesboro court can award damages for:
- Lost wages (normally not applicable to nursing home abuse victims);
- Loss of care and companionship provided by the victim to survivors;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Pain and suffering endured by the victim; and
- Medical expenses incurred during the victim’s final illness or injury.
My loved one is going to have to be transferred to another nursing home that won’t abuse her. How can I discover the quality rating of a particular nursing home?
The federal Medicare website is an excellent resource for this purpose. You can search for a nursing home by name or search all nursing homes within a particular area (Clayton County, for example). The website lists the nursing home’s overall ranking, the results of recent health inspections, its staffing levels, and other quality measures.
Justice Demands a Response
If you suspect that your loved one has become a victim of nursing home abuse in Jonesboro, Georgia or elsewhere in Clayton County, contact T. Madden and Associates, P.C. at 833-PAID-123, immediately to get the abuse stopped and demand fair compensation. We can be reached by telephone, by email at email@example.com, or through our online contact page. We can set up a free, confidential case consultation to listen to your story and evaluate your claim.
We serve personal injury clients in Battlecreek, Ivey Ridge, Vintage Pointe, and elsewhere in Jonesboro. We also take cases elsewhere in Georgia and the U.S.