Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Simply stated, there is no excuse for you or a loved one to be a victim of nursing home abuse. Yet, the unspeakable does happen to the sick or elderly in the most caring of families. More often than not, if your family member is being victimized, it is very likely that other residents in the same facility are also being treated unfairly. Although the signs can be very subtle, our nursing home abuse lawyer recommends that friends and family members be aware of certain warning signs of elder neglect. When visiting a nursing home or assisted-living facility, it is important to listen carefully to what is said, remember abuse is not always physical, and keep a watchful eye for these tell-tale signs to include:
BE AWARE OF WARNING SIGNS OF ELDER NEGLECT.
- bed sores or pressure ulcers
- signs of malnutrition
- unusual bumps and bruises
- burns or abrasions
- listless or fearful behavior
- foul smells and odors
- physical or emotional withdrawal
- signs of forced restraint
- missing personal items
- open wounds or hair loss
Abuse Attorneys in Douglas & Fitzgerald
If you have noticed signs of neglect or mistreatment, it is important to notify the facility’s management as soon as possible. If you still have concerns, it is prudent to seek the advice of a nursing home abuse lawyer to learn more about your options for protecting the patient’s rights. When management fails to take corrective actions, you have the legal right to file a complaint with the appropriate agency. At Dove Law, we proudly serve the residents of Douglas, Ocilla, Fitzgerald, Nashville, Tifton, Hazlehurst, Adel, Ashburn, Sylvester, Abbeville, Moultrie, McRae and Cordele to ensure the proper treatment of our sick and elderly patients who are confined to a nursing home, assisted living or long-term care facility.
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We are proud to serve the counties of Irwin, Ben Hill, Crisp, Wilcox, Jeff Davis, Coffee, Tift, Dooly, Atkinson, Colquitt, Berrien, and Dodge. We are appreciative of the opportunity to serve the cities of Ocilla, Fitzgerald, Abbeville, Eastman, Hazelhurst, Tifton, Douglas, Moultrie, Nashville, Enigma, and Cordele.
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