Warning Signs Of Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect
You know when something is wrong
How do you know if abuse or neglect is taking place at an assisted living facility? Often, there are warning signs of assisted living abuse and neglect. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for. That way, you can identify when something’s wrong and take immediate action to put a stop to this abuse or neglect.
Our Georgia assisted living facility abuse attorneys at Kurle Justus, LLC know exactly what to look for. That’s because our experienced lawyers have been handling complex cases for years. As your attorney, we can work with you to identify what’s wrong. We can then work with you to hold the assisted living facility accountable for its actions.
Our legal can has a unique set of skills which sets us apart from many law firms. One of our attorneys worked in the healthcare field for 10 years as a respiratory therapist before becoming an attorney. As a result, we know what evidence to look for when investigating these cases. We know what strategies work. As your law firm, we can be your voice for justice.
What are warning signs of abuse or neglect in assisted living facilities?
There are often many telltale signs that something’s not right at your assisted living facility. Some of the warning signs are subtle, but many can be obvious. Either way, it’s important to know what to look for if you live in an assisted living facility or a family member lives there. Abuse or neglect may be occurring if you notice any of the following at your assisted living facility:
- Unexplained injuries
- Sudden weight loss
- Unexplained mood change
- Change in finances
- Unexplained medical problems
- Visitation restrictions
Don’t underestimate the seriousness of your concerns. If you suspect abuse or neglect involving you or a family member, act now. Contact our law firm and schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled attorneys. We’re on your side.
You have rights. Our Georgia assisted living abuse lawyers can fight for them.
The clock is running. In Georgia, you only have two years from the date of your injury or illness to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against the assisted living facility. This deadline (known as the statute of limitations) might seem like a long time, but the longer you wait to respond, the harder it can often be to find the evidence in these cases.
That’s why our attorneys want to meet with you right away. We can analyze the details of your case. Then outline our strategy for helping you hold the assisted living facility accountable for its actions. You don’t have to suffer in silence. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We can meet with you in our Decatur office, in your home, in a hospital room, online via video chat or wherever’s convenient for you. You decide.
If you have a family member living in an assisted living facility and you notice injuries you have not seen before, that could be a sign that they’re being abused by an employee or a fellow resident. They may be reluctant to talk about what happened, especially if they fear they might be abused again in the future. It is important to respond right away to this abuse. Make sure your family member gets the medical care they need. Contact police and tell them you suspect abuse is taking place at the facility. Then, contact our law firm. We can help you hold the assisted living facility responsible for your family member’s injuries.
Unexplained weight loss is another common warning sign of assisted living facility abuse or neglect. If your family member receives meals at the facility, they might not be getting enough to eat. Even if they make their own meals, it’s the assisted living facility’s responsibility to make sure your loved one is healthy and taking proper care of themselves. When these facilities do not take the necessary precautions, we can help you find the facts and hold them responsible for their failure to properly feed or care for your loved one.
You know your loved one best. If they suddenly seem sad or depressed for no logical reason, they may be the victims of abuse or neglect in their assisted living facility. When you notice these changes, ask them what’s going on. If they refuse to talk about what’s happening, talk to the facility, then talk to us. We have the knowledge and the skills to help you investigate what’s happening. We can help you hold the assisted living facility responsible if your loved one is being neglected or abused by a staff member or fellow resident.
If you notice a sudden change in your finances or your loved one’s financial situation, the assisted living facility where you or your family member live could be to blame. Unexplained charges, withdrawals or bills for services that don’t seem familiar are all telltale signs for financial exploitation by assisted living facilities. Our attorneys know what to look for and can help you investigate your claim. Financial exploitation is a crime, and you can count on us to look out for your best interests.
Does your family member have a sudden illness? Or do they have an unexplained infection or a bone fracture? When this happens, it may be because the assisted living facility where they’re living is neglecting or abusing them. That’s why it’s important to take these warning signs very seriously. First, make sure they get the medical care they need right away. Their health and well-being could be at stake. Then, talk to our law firm. We can review the details of your case, consult with a medical expert, if necessary, and work with you to hold the facility accountable for its actions.
One of ways assisted living facilities try to conceal abuse or neglect is to refuse to allow friends or family members to visit loved ones living there. When this happens, ask the facility why you cannot visit your friend or family member. If the facility refuses to answer your questions, contact our law firm. We know how to handle these situations and can help you hold the facility accountable for its actions. You can count on us. We can be your family’s voice for justice.