Few acts are more reprehensible than preying on the vulnerability of the elderly. Trying to come to grips with how an individual could engage in such behavior is beyond most of society’s comprehension. However, as disturbing as it is, our elderly suffer nursing home abuse and neglect more often than you may think. Those guilty of such despicable conduct must be held accountable, and prevented from treating anyone else so inhumanely. If you or a loved one has undergone deplorable treatment at the hands of a trusted caregiver, please reach out to The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines to discuss your legal recourse. Our nursing home abuse attorney handles cases in the Atlanta and Austell areas.
WE DESERVE MORE IN OUR GOLDEN YEARS
There may be a point in our lives when we become unable to care for ourselves. Whether limited by physical issues, diminished mental capacity, or a combination of the two, living alone may no longer be a viable option. Ideally, we can turn to our loved ones to care for us. Oftentimes, however, this scenario is unrealistic, as some of us require round-the-clock supervision and assistance. Only after thorough thought and discussion, families may reach an agreement that placing their elderly loved one in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hiring an in-home caregiver is the best option. Choosing who to entrust with an elderly relative or dear friend can be an arduous process. Naturally, we want to ensure that he or she is treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Unfortunately, and increasingly, our elderly endure physical, mental and financial abuse at the hands of nursing home or assisted living facility staff. Mistreatment and neglect can also occur in home-care situations.
ELDERLY VICTIMS OF NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT DESERVE JUSTICE
The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines wants victims of nursing home abuse and their loved ones to understand that you do have legal recourse. Any heartless individual exploiting the vulnerability of an elderly patient must be held accountable. Chances are your loved one is not the first to suffer at the hands of a trusted caregiver. Generally, elderly abuse falls into two categories. First, there is intentional harm, which includes:
- physical attack
- sexual assault
- verbal and financial abuse
Neglect is the second classification, and entails failure to address basic needs, leading to malnutrition, dehydration, drug overdosing, infections, sores, skin ulcers, gangrene, septicemia, falls, and in some cases, death. Enduring even one of the aforementioned scenarios due to mistreatment is inexcusable. While we can’t take back the trauma you’ve experienced, we can seek justice in the form of monetary compensation. Furthermore, there’s a certain degree of comfort in knowing that your abuser has been identified and held accountable.
CALL TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION WITH OUR ATLANTA, GWINNETT AND AUSTELL GA ATTORNEYS TODAY
If you or a loved one has suffered following mistreatment, abuse or neglect by a caregiver, we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines as soon as possible. Our experienced, compassionate team of personal injury attorneys will discuss the circumstances of your situation, and determine whether or not you have a case. Please call us today at (77) 941-0913.