What are common assisted living abuse and neglect injuries?
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Assisted living abuse and neglect often results in serious injuries. When these injuries occur, it’s important that you take action to hold the facility accountable for its actions. That’s why our experienced Georgia assisted living abuse attorneys at Kurle Justus, LLC, want to meet with you and learn more about what happened.
Our lawyers have years of experience handling cases involving serious injuries sustained by people living in assisted living facilities. One of our lawyers even worked in the medical field as a respiratory therapist for more than 10 years before becoming an attorney. As a result, we know what evidence to look for when investigating these injuries. We know what questions to ask. We are prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right.
Whether you’re dealing with an injury to yourself or a loved one who lives in an assisted living facility in Georgia, we can be here for you every step of the way. Whether it’s filling out forms or filing a lawsuit on your behalf, we can stand up for your rights and be your voice for justice.
What type of assisted living abuse or neglect injury are you dealing with?
Assisted living abuse injuries can be serious and often require immediate medical attention. Many of these injuries also require strong legal action, including:
Is this what happened to you or a loved one? Or are you dealing with a different type of injury? Whatever happened to you or your family member, you can count on our legal team to be there for you, building the strongest possible case.
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You might wonder why you even need a lawyer if the authorities are already investigating your assisted living facility injury. This is a question we often hear, especially when the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is investigating these allegations. This is the state agency responsible for investigating assisted living facilities accused of abuse or neglect.
It often helps in many ways when you have an attorney working with you. Your lawyer can make sure your injury receives the attention you deserve. It’s also important to remember that state and local investigators often only care about figuring out what happened, not whether you are fairly compensated for your injury-related expenses.
That’s our job. It isn’t about the money, however. We work hard because we believe assisted living facilities should be held accountable for their actions. We believe it’s important to put a stop to abuse or neglect. We believe in justice, and you can count on us to fight for you.
Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia assisted living facility injury lawyer who puts your needs first. Schedule an appointment in our Decatur office, in your home, in your hospital room, online via video chat or wherever works best for you.
Abuse or neglect at assisted living facilities often results in broken bones. Abusive employees or fellow residents are sometimes to blame. Other times, it’s poor maintenance (loose handrails, unmarked hazards, etc.) that result in a broken leg, arm, or hip fracture. Whatever the circumstances, we want to help you hold the facility accountable for your broken bone injury.
Assisted living facilities have a responsibility to make sure their residents live in a healthy, hygienic conditions. This includes making sure that the people living in these facilities do not have bedsores due to lying in the same position in bed for hours or sometimes even days. When this happens, it’s our job to investigate your injury, find out if there were any lapses in care and to hold the assisted living facility responsible for what happened.
One of the reasons why bedsores can be so dangerous is they can become pressure ulcers if they are not treated in time. Pressure ulcers often occur in the hip area due to the pressure of the hip bone pushing against the same place in the skin for hours or days at a time. Pressure ulcers often become infected, as well, especially if the assisted living facility does not change the bed sheets regularly. If you or a loved one has a pressure ulcer due to unsanitary conditions or other types of neglect, our law firm can be your voice for justice.
Infections in assisted living facilities can cover a wide range, from infected pressure ulcers to sepsis and urinary tract infections. Even a small cut on the hand or leg can become infected and turn into a serious medical issue. That’s why it’s important that you seek immediate medical care, then contact our law firm right away. We can investigate what happened and help you hold the assisted living facility accountable for what happened to you or a family member.
Sepsis is a severe, life-threatening infection often caused by unhygienic or unsanitary conditions. If not treated right away, sepsis can cause dangerously low blood pressure or organ failure, including kidney failure. In some cases, sepsis can even result in death. If you or a family member living in an assisted living facility has sepsis, contact our law firm right away. We know what evidence to look for and how to hold these facilities accountable for these serious infections.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) include infections in any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, uterus, or kidneys. In assisted living facilities, UTIs often occur due to unhygienic or unsanitary conditions. When this happens, it’s our job to find the evidence that matters to build the strongest possible legal case. Your health and well-being matters to us. We can fight for your rights and take a stand on your behalf.
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe the death of someone due to negligent or reckless behavior. In terms of assisted living facilities, we can work with your family if your loved one died due to neglect, abuse or some other mistake made by the facility. These cases often turn out to be challenging. That’s why some law firms avoid them. We thrive on tough cases. That’s because we believe assisted living facilities should be held accountable for their actions. Your family has rights. We can stand up for them. You can count on us when it matters most.