When Caretakers Fail The Elderly
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult decision. You trust the employees of a nursing home with the day-to-day needs of the elderly and with their medical needs when they become ill. However, when the staff at nursing homes become negligent or even abusive, that can result in illness, injury and even the wrongful death of victims.
At Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert, & Prieto, LLC, we are dedicated to seeking justice for injury victims. At our Atlanta office, we have more than two decades of experience in crafting personal injury cases. We are prepared to use those years of skill and commitment to building your nursing home negligence case.
A Betrayal Of Trust
Neglect and abuse in nursing homes are severe breaches of the trust that families place in nursing homes. These negligent or malicious acts can include:
- Sexual or physical abuse
- Emotional or financial abuse
- Physical neglect, poor bathing or toileting
- Improper body positioning that leads to bedsores
- Lack of assistance for day-to-day activities that can result in serious falls
- Malnourishment or dehydration
- Failure to properly monitor patients
- Medical neglect, including lack of medical care and medicine errors
If you have noticed the warning signs of nursing home negligence, an attorney could help you fight for compensation and to prevent future incidents from harming others. We will help ensure that you bring your case within the statute of limitations.
If you are working to prevent abuse and neglect of your loved ones in nursing homes, we can also assist you in building a strong plan for them. We can help you craft health care directives and other documentations to provide for them.