Columbus Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
The decision to put a parent, spouse or other loved one in a nursing home is one that nobody makes without carefully considering all available options. Nursing homes have both a legal and ethical obligation to provide quality care when you entrust them with the lives of your loved one.
Unfortunately, not all nursing homes live up to their obligations. That is where we step in. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia-based nursing home abuse lawyers help injured patients and their families seek full justice and compensation when the negligence, recklessness or intentional bad acts of the nursing home staff or administration result in injuries to your loved one. For a free case evaluation, contact us online today or call 800-233-2086.
Seeking Justice for Patients and Families
The unfortunate truth is that many nursing homes are understaffed with trained long-term care professionals. Low staffing levels and lack of adequate training are a recipe for disaster. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we get results for the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We will pursue a personal injury claim against nursing homes for all types of negligence, including the following:
- Bed sores: When nursing home staff members do not turn patients often enough, they can develop bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers. Bed sores must be detected and treated promptly to avoid the potentially fatal condition of sepsis.
- Patient falls: Nursing homes have an obligation to monitor their patients' ability to walk and to provide assistance to patients who cannot move about safely on their own. When these patients fall while unassisted or unattended, they can be seriously injured or killed.
- Dehydration and malnutrition: Nursing homes are expected to monitor their patients' intake of food and water, as well as their output of waste, in order to make sure they are getting enough nutrition. Their failure to do so can cause significant harm and even death.
- Physical and sexual abuse: Nursing home patients are in a vulnerable position, and nursing homes have an obligation to protect them from physical and sexual abuse by staff members and other residents by carefully screening staff members and keeping them under close supervision.
If the negligence of a nursing home, assisted living or long-term care facility's staff has resulted in the death of your loved one, we will take the necessary legal steps to hold the home responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Your Mother, Father, Husband Or Wife Does Not Deserve Mistreatment. Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today
The elderly have a special place in our hearts. Our attorneys are prepared to fight for our clients' rights at trial; the nursing home insurance companies and defense attorneys know it. To discuss your case with an experienced trial lawyer at the Atlanta or Columbus office of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, contact us today.