How to Report Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia
Don’t let your loved one suffer in silence
If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse and neglect in Georgia, it’s important that you take strong legal action to protect their rights, their health, and their well-being. Otherwise, the harm may continue for them and fellow nursing home residents, resulting in even more serious injuries or illnesses.
But what should you do? How do you report nursing home abuse or neglect in Georgia? What is the process? Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with your loved one’s abuse or neglect on your own. Our experienced Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Kurle Justus, LLC can help you every step of the way.
Our attorneys thoroughly understand how the system works. That’s because we have years of experience dealing with these cases throughout Georgia. One of our lawyers even worked in the healthcare field for 10 years before going to law school. We know what to do and we can be your family’s voice for justice.
What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse in Georgia?
If you suspect that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home in Georgia, we strongly recommend taking the following steps to stop the abuse and to protect your family member’s rights:
- Seek medical care – If you have not already done so, make sure you seek immediate medical attention for your loved one. Their health and well-being could be at risk. Also, having an official medical record of their injury or illness could strengthen your legal case against the nursing home.
- Tell the nursing home – Tell the nursing home you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this on your own, simply contact our law firm and we can help you file a formal complaint with the nursing home.
- Call the police – If you believe a crime has been committed, contact the local police department, and tell them your concerns. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially if you believe your family member is a victim of physical abuse or sexual assault.
- Report the abuse – The state agency responsible for investigating nursing home abuse or neglect cases in Georgia is the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. To report your concerns about your family member, you should contact the community ombudsman in your area. You can also file a formal complaint online on their website. If you are not sure how to do so, simply contact our law firm. We can help you file a formal complaint with the state concerning your nursing home abuse or neglect allegation.
- Contact our law firm – At any step in the process, you can simply schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys. We can meet with you, free of charge, and explain all the legal options available to you.
How a lawyer can help you with your nursing home abuse complaint
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, it’s important to have as much evidence as possible to support your claim. We can help you find the facts that matter to build a strong legal case. As your attorney, we can:
- Review your loved one’s medical records.
- Consult with medical experts if necessary.
- Review the nursing home’s inspector reports or hiring records.
- Interview witnesses, if possible.
Our attorneys leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. As your attorney, you can count on us to aggressively investigate your nursing home abuse complaint on your behalf.
You have rights. Our nursing home abuse lawyers can be your voice for justice.
The clock is ticking. In most cases, you only have two years from the date that the abuse or neglect last occurred to file a formal complaint in Georgia. This deadline (known as the statute of limitations) might seem like a long time, but the sooner the authorities can start investigating your case, the better. Evidence can disappear. Memories can fade.
Don’t miss your opportunity for justice. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia nursing home abuse lawyer focused on your family’s needs. Your loved one has suffered in silence long enough. We can be their voice for justice. Call now. We can meet with you in our Decatur office, in your home, virtually via video chat or wherever works best for you.