Georgia Elder Abuse Lawyers
Aggressive Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Ready To Assist You
Georgia is truly the heart of the South, famous for its warm climate and friendly people. From the bustling metropolis of Atlanta to the unique charm of Savannah, to the peaceful “small-town America” communities that can be found throughout the Peach State, Georgia has something for everyone – which is why the population of the state has nearly doubled over the last 40 years.
The Vulnerability of the Elderly
Although Georgia is also blessed with a young population (endowing it with a relatively large workforce), its population is expected to age rapidly in the coming decades. Already, over 600 nursing homes dot the state, and many more are expected to be established over the next few years. Most of these institutions are filled with professional, caring staff. Unfortunately, however, nursing home abuse can occur at any institution, no matter its reputation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the most common types of nursing home abuse?
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse comes in many forms. The most common types of nursing home abuse are:
- Physical abuse, including overmedication
- Verbal and psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
- Neglect, including failure to provide necessary care as well as inadequate supervision
- Sexual abuse
What are some of the indicators of nursing home sexual abuse?
Below is a list of some of the signs of nursing home sexual abuse, probably the most despicable form of nursing home abuse. Although some of these signs could be caused by something other than sexual abuse, stay on the alert if your loved one exhibits any of them.
- Bruises on the genital areas, breasts, and upper thighs
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Torn clothing
- Bloodstained clothing
- Depression, emotional withdrawal, or anxiety in the presence of a caregiver
- Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
How can I prove nursing home abuse?
To prove nursing home abuse, you need to prove that the nursing home or one of its staff committed some form of misconduct by either acting inappropriately or failing to act when the action was called for. You also need to prove that this act or failure to act caused harm to your loved one. One effective way of proving nursing home abuse is to establish that the nursing home violated either federal nursing home regulations or Georgia state nursing home regulations. This is not the only way, however.
Act Immediately to Protect Your Loved One from Further Abuse
If you even suspect that your loved one has fallen victim to any form of nursing home abuse, now is the time to act. Contact a Georgia nursing home abuse attorney at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. by telephone, by email at email@example.com, or by filling out our online contact form. We can schedule a consultation with you to listen to your story, answer your questions, and evaluate your claim.