Types of Assisted Living Home Abuse and Neglect
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Assisted living facilities allow older adults the freedom to live on their own with the assistance they may require as their needs change. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities don’t provide the care and support that residents need. Instead, some assisted living facilities neglect or abuse their residents.
Abuse or neglect can take many different forms, but no matter what type of assisted living abuse or neglect case you may be dealing with, we can help. Our Georgia assisted living abuse attorneys at Kurle Justus, LLC, have years of experience handling these cases. One of our lawyers even worked in the healthcare field for 10 years before becoming an attorney.
As a result, we’re familiar with many different types of assisted living abuse and neglect cases. We know how to effectively investigate them, and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right. You don’t have to suffer in silence. We can be your voice for justice in Georgia.
What type of assisted living facility abuse or neglect are you dealing with?
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Unsanitary conditions
- Poor facility maintenance
- Negligent security
Is this what happened to you or a family member? Or did something else happen that resulted in a serious injury or illness? Whatever the circumstances, our legal team can help you hold the assisted living facility accountable for its actions.
Our Georgia assisted living facility abuse lawyers can fight for your rights
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your case. In many instances, assisted living facilities often deny doing anything wrong. They might even try to blame you or your family member for somehow causing the injury. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can make sure your rights are respected.
Our lawyers thoroughly understand how the legal system works in Georgia. We’re aware of the state and federal laws governing assisted living abuse and neglect. We know how to negotiate effectively with these facilities and their insurance companies. If necessary, we can file an assisted living abuse lawsuit on your behalf.
Make your case matter. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia assisted living abuse attorney who cares about you. We can meet with you in our Decatur office, in your home, your hospital room, virtually via video chat or wherever’s convenient for you.
Residents of assisted living facilities can often be the victims of physical abuse. Sometimes, it’s the staff members who abuse residents. Other times, it’s fellow residents who are the abusers. Either way, it’s important that you take strong legal action to hold the assisted living facility accountable for these actions. It’s the facility’s responsibility to make sure physical abuse does not occur on their grounds. When it does, we can work with you to defend your rights.
Sexual abuse of assisted living residents can take many different forms. Sometimes, it’s an employee who sexually assaults or harasses a resident. Other times, it’s other residents sexually abusing a fellow resident. When this happens, the police should be notified immediately since a crime has taken place. Then, contact us. Our experienced attorneys can work with you to hold the assisted living facility accountable for what happened to you or your loved one. You should not have to suffer in silence. We can be your voice for justice.
Whether it’s teasing residents, ridiculing them in front of fellow residents or bullying them, psychological abuse can take many different forms. Whether it’s a fellow resident or a staff member yelling at you or a loved one, it’s still the assisted living facility’s responsibility to make sure this behavior does not happen. When it does, it’s our job to hold the facility accountable for this abuse.
Some assisted living facilities financially take advantage of residents. Whether it’s double charging for the same service or billing for services not performed, financial exploitation can cover a wide range. These violations are against the law and subject to criminal charges. Our law firm can help investigate these claims and demand financial restitution for you and your family.
Assisted living facilities have a responsibility to make sure their common areas and resident rooms are clean and hygienic. Unfortunately, some facilities don’t take the time to properly clean and disinfect their grounds. As a result, you or a loved one can sustain a serious infection or illness due to unsanitary conditions. When this happens, it’s our job to hold the assisted living facility responsible for your illness or injury.
Part of the fees residents pay at assisted living facilities go towards properly maintaining the grounds. This includes making sure the railings on the stairs are secure, the lights in stairwells are working and ice or snow or hazardous objects are removed from public walkways. Unfortunately, some assisted living facilities don’t perform these tasks or others. As a result, injuries often occur due to poor facility maintenance. As your attorney, we can investigate your accident and work with you to hold the assisted living facility accountable for its actions.
Assisted living facilities have a responsibility to make sure their residents are safe and free from harm. As a result, they need to make sure their facilities have functioning locks and that dangerous people cannot get into the facility. Some assisted living facilities hire security guards. Others have security cameras. If none of these precautions are in place and someone attacks you or a loved one, you may have grounds for a negligent security claim. That’s why it’s important to talk with an attorney as soon as possible at our law firm. We can meet with you, free of charge, and explain all the legal options available to you.