FAQ About Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect
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Finding accurate information when dealing with assisted living abuse and neglect in Georgia can sometimes be confusing. There’s so much information out there, it’s often hard to know who to trust or what to believe. That’s why it’s important that you find a source you can trust if you have a question about abuse or neglect at assisted living facilities.
Our experienced Georgia assisted living abuse lawyers at Kurle Justus, LLC can answer your questions and address your concerns. That’s because we have years of experience handling challenging cases. As a result, we’re familiar with the rules and regulations governing these cases. We understand how the legal system works and we can be there for you every step of the way.
What is your assisted living abuse and neglect question?
Because we realize you have a lot of questions about abuse or neglect involving assisted living facilities, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about this subject. We also strongly advise you to contact our law firm to discuss your specific concerns.
Every assisted living abuse or neglect case is different. Each one has its own unique challenges. That’s why we never take a one-size-fits-all approach when dealing with these cases. We take the time to find out exactly what happened to you and develop a strategy that addresses your distinct legal issues.
Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge based on years of experience. One of our lawyers even worked for more than 10 years in the healthcare field before going to law school. Learn more about what we can do for you. Schedule your free case evaluation with us.
- What should I do if I suspect assisted living facility abuse or neglect?
- What should I do if the assisted living facility ignores my abuse or neglect complaint?
- Should I call the police if I suspect abuse or neglect at an assisted living facility?
- Who investigates assisted living abuse or neglect complaints in Georgia?
- Should I talk to the assisted living facility’s insurance company if they contact me about my abuse or neglect complaint?
- Should I accept a settlement offer from the assisted living facility for my abuse or neglect claim?
- Can I file a lawsuit against an assisted living facility for abuse or neglect?
- Is there a deadline for taking legal action for assisted living abuse or neglect in Georgia?
- Why should I hire a Georgia assisted living abuse lawyer?
If you or a loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect in an assisted living facility, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps to protect your rights and your health and well-being:
- Seek immediate medical attention for whoever’s sick or injured.
- Contact the police if you believe a crime has been committed.
- Tell the assisted living facility what happened.
- Do not discuss your case in detail with the assisted living facility.
- Contact our law firm as soon as possible.
We can help you every step of the way with your legal case – from filling out forms to negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. Whatever it takes to hold the assisted living facility accountable for its actions, we’re prepared to be your voice for justice.
While it may be tempting to discuss your concerns with the assisted living facility, we strongly recommend that you not talk about your potential legal case with them. If you have already filed a formal complaint with them, simply contact us. Anything you say to the nursing home could potentially be used by them to reduce or deny any financial claim related to your case. Leave the rest to us. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these cases and can defend your rights and act on your behalf. We know how the system works and what strategies often work best. You can count on us.
Yes. It’s always best to contact the local police department if you believe a crime has taken place. In many cases, many examples of abuse or neglect by nursing homes is a crime. By contacting the police, you’ll also have an official record of your formal complaint. That way, the assisted living facility cannot later claim they didn’t know there was something wrong.
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates allegations of assisted living facility abuse or neglect in Georgia. This state agency also sometimes works together with local police if a crime has been committed. In addition, our law firm will investigate your allegation of abuse or neglect. It is important to remember that we work for you. As a result, our independent investigation will focus only on your needs and concerns, including making sure that you or your loved one get the medical care and financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
No. Insurance companies in these cases often only contact people for one reason – to gather information they can use to reduce or deny your insurance claim. They do this because they know there’s often a lot of money at stake for medical bills and other injury or illness-related expenses. You do not legally have to talk to officials from insurance companies investigating allegations of abuse or neglect in assisted living facilities. Leave that job to us. Our attorneys know how to deal with them and will put your best interests first in our negotiations with them.
Insurance companies often make settlement offers soon after being notified about allegations of abuse or neglect involving assisted living facilities. It’s often tempting to accept such a financial offer, but these offers often rarely come close to covering all your injury or illness-related expenses. Once you agree to accept a settlement offer, you often cannot ask for any more money in the future. That’s why we want to discuss your settlement offer with you. We review their offer and advise you on whether we believe you should accept or reject it. That way, you can make an informed decision based on the facts.
Yes. You can and should consider filing a lawsuit against an assisted living facility if you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or illness due to abuse or neglect. It’s also important to understand that this is only one choice available to you. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible and explain all the options available to you, free of charge.
In Georgia, you only have two years from the date of your injury or illness to file a lawsuit against an assisted living facility. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Two years might seem like a long time, but the longer you wait to take legal action, the more difficult it often becomes to find the evidence you need to build a strong legal case. That’s why we strongly recommend that you contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss your concerns and whether filing a lawsuit may be the right approach in your specific case.
The main reason why you should hire an attorney to help with your assisted living abuse or neglect case is so your injury or illness receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Far too often, far too many legitimate complaints do not receive the notice they deserve. If you or a family member has suffered due to the reckless or negligent behavior of an assisted living facility, our attorneys will aggressively investigate your concerns. We understand how the legal system works. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies. If they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Put your trust in our legal team. We promise we will put your best interests first.