Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

Our Macon personal injury attorneys keep readers up to date regarding stories of nursing home abuse and neglect in the state of Georgia.

Proving Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

According to the CDC, over 2 million people reside in nursing homes and that number continues to increase every year. Nursing homes are expected to provide a safe, comfortable environment for their residents and take care of their increasing needs. Unfortunately, in some nursing homes, residents are subjected to abuse rather than care. It is possible to file a legal claim against the abusive caretaker or nursing home. However, you will be required to prove the abuse happened and any injuries sustained by the resident resulted from the abuse. Nursing home residents can be abused in several ways including physically, sexually, or financially. This abuse usually comes from caretakers and residents may not be healthy enough to defend themselves. It is therefore important to keep an eye out for signs of neglect or abuse, such as unexplained injuries or missing property, so you can report the abuse immediately. Further, if…
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Premises Liability, Part 2: Injuries in Nursing Homes

When a loved one is living in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you have an expectation that they will be taken care of. That’s what the home is there for, right? And yet, tragically, it seems like every day we hear horrible stories of neglect and abuse of elders in homes across the United States. All too often, these facilities cut corners and fail to meet their responsibilities to keep our loved ones safe and secure. This corner cutting can lead to injuries for visitors and residents alike. Nursing home abuse, neglect and injuries often fall under the legal umbrella of premises liability, which operates on the theory of negligence (as do most personal injury cases). In order to show that a nursing home was negligent, there are some elements that must be proven: The nursing home created a hazard on the premise Management knew about the hazard…
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Will New HHS Rules Protect Senior Citizens from Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse is becoming more and more common in our area every year. Recently, we brought you the news of local nursing home management company New Beginnings and the closing of several of its nursing homes. Government officials said they found substandard conditions and abuse at these facilities and they have continued to shutdown many of those operations, but why haven’t we heard about these conditions before the government got involved? Will New Rules Help Stop Nursing Home Abuse? There’s a little dirty secret in the nursing home industry, and you probably wouldn’t know about it unless you tried to sue a nursing home for abuse or neglect. This secret is called the forced arbitration clause, and it’s allowing nursing homes to get away with murder. You see, a forced arbitration clause strips you of your constitutional right to take a party that wronged you to court. Instead, you…
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