Protecting Your Golden Years
With more than 30 years of experience
Is Your Loved One Being Abused Or Neglected At A Nursing Home Facility?
At Hodges Law Firm, LLC, in Cumming, we are deeply offended by cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, and we have decades of experience representing clients from throughout the Atlanta area in these matters.
If you have any reason to believe that a Georgia nursing home facility is not honoring its promises to you or a family member, we strongly encourage you to put aside any doubts and take action to stop suspected abuse by speaking to an experienced nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.
Some of the most common warning signs of abuse or neglect include:
- Untimely or unexplained deaths
- Infected bedsores or pressure ulcers
- Unexplained falls
- Unexplained injuries such as broken bones and sprains, bruises, burns, cuts and abrasions
- Medication errors or overdoses
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Unsanitary or unclean conditions
If you suspect the abuse or neglect of your loved one, talk to one of our caring, experienced elder law attorneys today.
Take A Stand Against Nursing Home Abuse
The natural aging process can exact a toll that makes it impossible for families to provide elderly loved ones with the care needed to keep them in their own homes. Unfortunately, no matter how much we want to believe otherwise, many nursing “care” facilities fail to provide elders with a safe and loving environment. According to one recent study, 94% of all U.S. nursing homes have previously been cited for serious violations.
“How can this be happening? Aren’t these facilities regulated?” Yes, they are – heavily regulated, in fact. There are two parts to the problem: On one hand, regulators don’t have the resources to adequately enforce the regulations. On the other, providers have become very good at hiding and covering up their failings.
Hold Corporations Accountable For Abuse
The fact is, many of the institutions that provide long-term care for the elderly are owned by corporations that seem to care only about maximizing profits. As a result, many providers have cut back on staff again and again or pursued a policy of hiring less-qualified workers for lower salaries in an attempt to decrease labor costs. The not-so-surprising tolls exacted by this decidedly unnatural process? Premature deaths and severe instances of abuse, neglect and injury.
Get Help To Fight Nursing Home Abuse
Holding negligent nursing home care providers accountable is the best way to ensure a true quality of care for all elderly residents. We offer free consultations and handle nursing home abuse lawsuits on a contingent fee basis, which means that you will not be asked to pay any attorney fees whatsoever unless we obtain a verdict or settlement.