Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers in Macon, GA
Our elderly citizens are often also our most vulnerable. Hundreds suffer wrongful death, abuse, neglect, and/or financial fraud while they are entrusted to the care of nursing homes and/or senior care facilities. Georgia law protects elderly and disabled people from neglect, abuse, and fraud. Georgia law specifically provides for the recovery of punitive damages as well as economic damages and pain and suffering and attorney’s fees where there has been recklessness, fraud and/or patient abandonment. Reynolds, Horne & Survant has handled numerous cases involving abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled.
Examples of such negligence and/or intentional conduct include, but are not limited to:
- Bed sores
- Improper restraints
- Physical abuse
- Over medication
- Failure to clean and bathe
- Stealing property, money, checks
- Malnutrition- failure to provide food and liquid
- Failure to change sheets, adult undergarments, bandages
- Injuries from falling
- Undue influence concerning property and/or wills
It is important that you document the abuse and/or neglect which you, or a loved one has suffered. Photographic evidence is helpful to document unsanitary conditions, poor hygiene, bedsores, physical abuse, improper restraints, etc.
If there has been physical abuse contact the police immediately.
The Reynolds, Horne & Survant Nursing Home Lawyers have handled many cases of elder abuse and neglect. Contact us for a free consultation.