Nursing home abuse or neglect can be heartbreaking for the victim and their families. It’s a commonly held belief that nursing homes are supposed to provide shelter and comfort to some of the most vulnerable members of society and yet sadly, abuse and neglect is a growing trend throughout the United States.
Regulations set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services govern how to run nursing homes safely, but it is not unusual for nursing home staff to take advantage of their residents’ vulnerability or for facility owners to not staff the locations adequately.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any injuries sustained. At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, we have detailed knowledge of our nursing home laws and can help determine if you have sufficient grounds to file a lawsuit.
To find out more, please complete the “Free Case Review” form on the right – it’s 100% FREE and we only get paid when we win your case.
The Different Types of Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
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In a recent study released by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, it was revealed that elderly residents are abused in 1 out of every 3 nursing homes in the United States.
Unfortunately, there can be many different types of nursing home injuries, and it’s very important that Georgian families that have loved ones in nursing homes should be on the lookout for any signs of negligence.
Some of these can include (but are not limited to):
…. just to name a few.
Furthermore, staff members and caregivers are often under-trained for their job requirements and as a result, they may be causing harm to their residents without even being aware of it.
What To Look For When Choosing A Nursing Home
Partly due to the considerable profits that can be made in the elder care industry, there are many different types of assisted living and nursing home facilities available for elderly citizens – at a variety of locations and price-points.
However, if you have been given the responsibility of finding a facility for a loved one, it’s important to look for a few important elements to help determine which nursing home is the right choice for you and your loved one.
Some of these include, but are not strictly limited to:
- Check for references from residents or people that have family living there
- Read online reviews
- What is the ambiance like
- Are the grounds and buildings well maintained?
- Are there wheelchair accessible areas (with ramps easily available)?
- Check for handrails along staircases and other areas
- Do all the electronics work (televisions, call buttons, telephones etc….)?
- Is the cooling and heating sufficient and fully functional?
- Are the staff pleasant and respectful to the residents?
- How is the food? Is it well prepared, well presented and tasty?
- Are social activities planned and posted regularly?
- Do they hold any regular religious services?
- Do the staff seem to care about the residents?
…. just to name a few.
As most would agree, moving an elderly family member or loved one into an aged-care facility is often a traumatic experience for all parties involved, and by paying attention to some of the points listed above can help to prevent a loved one becoming a victim if nursing home abuse.
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As responsible members of our local community, we are of the opinion that everyone should have access to comprehensive legal counsel. With that in mind, we proudly work on a contingency basis and only get paid when we win your case.
What is a contingency basis? This means that we only charge you for our fees and services if we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
For those that are unsure if you even have a case, we also proudly offer a 100% FREE initial case review. This allows our potential customers to provide us with the information about their situation, which our attorneys will then use to determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit.
If so, we will then advise you on the best way to move forward with your personal injury litigation.
Contact Our Georgia Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Today
At the offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, we firmly believe that victims of negligence deserve fair and just compensation for any injuries that they may have sustained. Our Savannah nursing home abuse lawyer team have listened to many heart-wrenching stories from clients that have been affected by residential home negligence and are compassionate to their plight.
We genuinely understand their frustration, which we then use to fuel our desire for pursuing justice. With our primary office location in Savannah, we proudly offer service to victims throughout Georgia and South Carolina, and have the knowledge and experience that is required to handle your nursing home injury litigation.
To find out how we can help, please contact us on 1 (855) 551-1019 and a member from our intake staff will collect some information about your case, and then quickly refer you to one of our lawyers. It’s that easy.
If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out and submit the “Free Case Review” form at the top of this page and we will be in contact with you shortly.