Atlanta Personal Injury Blog

How Common Are Elder Abuse Cases in Nursing Homes?

How Common Are Elder Abuse Cases in Nursing Homes?

Elder abuse cases in nursing homes are among the most under-reported crimes, with only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse reported. Underreporting occurs because victims fear their own caretakers, and some may not even be able to verbalize what’s happened to them. Yet elder abuse cases in nursing homes are startlingly common.  According to… Read More

Are All Civil Claims in Georgia Subject to a Statute of Limitations?

civil cases georgia statute of limitations

Statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from when an act occurs until you must file a lawsuit.  The case does not have to conclude by the statute, it just has to be filed.  There are a number of factors that go into the statute of limitations so, if you want to… Read More

Bed Sores, Pressure Ulcers, and Other Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

signs of nursing home negligence

Anyone with a relative who resides in a nursing home has likely had a nettlesome thought or two about the level of care their loved one is receiving. We’ve all heard at least one horror story of nursing home care gone terribly wrong. While some lapses might be minor or easily explainable, there are some… Read More

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Claims

The latest figures from the National Coalition on Aging reveal elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with 1 in every 10 Americans over 60 having experienced some form of abuse. That’s nearly 5 million elder abuse cases annually. Worse, these estimates are low, considering a National Research Council conclusion that just 1 in 14 of… Read More

When Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death: Recovering the Loss of a Loved One in Georgia

When Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death: Recovering the Loss of a Loved One in Georgia

When negligence leads to wrongful death in Georgia, representatives of the person who died can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the tortfeasor(s) (persons alleged to be responsible) to collect damages for things like lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and loss of emotional support. The crux of “liability” – or another person’s obligation… Read More

Stages of Pressure Ulcer or Bedsore

stages of bedsores

Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores or pressure sores, are serious injuries. Caused by reduced blood flow to the skin as a result of constant pressure, bedsores are especially common amongst nursing home patients and others who are immobile. The severity of pressure sores are described in stages, with stage one being the least severe, and… Read More

Identifying Dangerous Conditions in Nursing Homes

nursing home dangerous conditions

Every year, hundreds of nursing home residents are injured or harmed in the care facilities in which they reside. In most of these cases, the harm is completely preventable, and would not have occurred but for a dangerous condition in the nursing home, or the negligence of nursing home staff. When dangerous conditions are present,… Read More

Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes are responsible for providing care for their residents, including proper nutrition and hydration. Despite this duty, however, malnutrition in Georgia’s nursing homes is a serious concern, and leaves countless residents frail, undernourished, and at risk of ailment or injury. In fact, according to a study published in 2015, the rate of malnutrition amongst… Read More

My Mother is in a Nursing Home and They are Not Treating her Well

Nursing Home Neglect

My mother is in a nursing home and the staff is rude to her, they don’t change her clothes regularly and her nails and hair are not kept up. Can I sue the nursing home to make them treat my mother better? I would not recommend filing a lawsuit based on the facts presented. Most… Read More

My Mother is in a Nursing Home and Has Ulcers Due to a Lack of Proper Care

“My 68 year-old mother is in a nursing home and developed horrible ulcers due to a lack of proper care. I just learned that there is no insurance and the business was subsequently sold to a company that tells me they do not have to pay compensation. Can this be?” In an earlier column, I… Read More