The quality of nursing homes in our country have been described as a substantial stain on the fabric of American society. Growing old is a part of life, but when our loved ones reside in nursing homes, their safety and general well-being are always a concern.
Because of their weakened condition, the elder members of our family are a particularly vulnerable group. In nursing home facilities, our elderly loved ones are often unable to adequately defend themselves from physical, emotional, and even sexual abuse. Furthermore, victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. Often, due to various medical and mental conditions, the victims of nursing home abuse are unable to communicate the facts to someone who can help, or even remember what happened to them.
Unfortunately, we cannot be with our loved ones twenty-four hours a day to protect them. We must instead vigilantly work to keep our loved ones in facility environments safe and free of both neglect and abuse. Be sure to recognize the signs of nursing home neglect, such as bed sores, dehydration, and malnutrition.
The Law Office of Leonard T. Mathis takes every opportunity to eradicate these horrific practices through aggressive litigation strategies, applying a tremendous amount of pressure to facilities where these atrocities take place. The rights of nursing home residents are outlined by both Georgia and federal law, but nursing homes will often take actions to hide any evidence of abuse or neglect. It is important you contact our attorneys, and possibly the police, as soon as you suspect potential wrong doing. If you know, or even suspect, someone is being neglected or abused in a nursing home, contact our firm immediately. Time is of the essence.
We understand that you are deeply concerned with the well-being of your loved ones, and we want you to know just how hard we fight to hold abusive nursing home staff fully responsible for any harm your loved one suffered. If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence or misconduct of any nursing home staff, be sure to speak with an experienced attorney at The Law Office of Leonard T. Mathis. Our office would be happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options regarding any available financial recovery.