When you entrust your loved ones to the care of a nursing home, you want to be sure that they are treated right. Unfortunately, oftentimes the people we trust subject our loved ones to abuse, assault, and neglect. The damage in these incidents can be physical, emotional, verbal, or even financial. Our elderly relatives are often the most vulnerable among us. Defending their rights and ensuring their safety is as important to us as it is to you. For a free review of your Atlanta nursing home abuse case from Kim Injury Law, P.C., contact us today.
Senior Abuse Cases
If your elderly loved one is being abused, you may be able to press criminal charges against those responsible. Most forms of senior abuse are illegal under Georgia law. You may have a good case for assault or theft charges in many instances. But other forms of nursing home abuse may be more sinister. Nursing home abuse victims are frequently verbally abused and intimidated, and are often coerced into handing over their money. In some cases, they may even entrust the nursing home to handle their money before being taken advantage of financially. Regardless of the nature of the abuse, we can help you file a civil case to recover damages on behalf of your loved one.
The nursing home abuse cases we try can help you get the compensation needed to cover the extensive damages caused by these incidents. In order to discourage abusive behaviors and negligence on the part of the nursing homes, we can also sue for wrongful acts on the part of the nursing home itself.
- Negligence in hiring
- Negligence in maintaining equipment
- Negligence in upkeep of grounds
- Negligence in providing care
In any of the above cases, we would need to prove breach of duty on the part of the nursing home. This includes defining the standard of care expected of the nursing home and proving that their negligence caused harm to your elderly loved one. Proving all of this, in the legal sense, requires the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Kim Injury Law, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to deal with someone abusing or neglecting your loved ones. That’s why we work by your side to make sure that justice is done in these cases. If you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact us for a free review of your case today. We are standing by and ready to help.