Nursing Home Neglect Attorney in Douglasville
Nursing home neglect is far too common in America. In fact, over 5,200 facilities have been cited for abuse, which amounts to 30 percent of nursing homes nationwide. Abuse most often occurs in situations where elderly people are partially or entirely dependent upon caregivers or those ill-equipped to take on the demands of caring for an aging senior. If you have a parent or loved one who has suffered neglect, been injured, or died while in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you should contact our nursing home abuse attorney without delay.
Signs and symptoms of neglect
Sometimes, it is hard to recognize the warning signs that your loved one may be suffering, especially if they have dementia or other disabilities that hinder communication. Some signs of neglect or abuse include:
- Physical abuse such as bruises, lacerations, and broken bones
- Heavy administration of medication or drugs
- Malnourishment or poor hygiene
- Excessive weight loss or gain
- Personality changes
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial or material exploitation
Compassionate, yet aggressive legal representation
No one should ever have to suffer from abuse or neglect, and it is a terrible tragedy that thousands of elderly patients each year are abused by those responsible for their care. At Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., our compassionate and experienced attorneys have successfully handled a wide variety of nursing home neglect cases. Nursing home neglect and abuse often goes unreported to the authorities, but we will help you recognize the warning signs and fight for the justice and compensation your loved one deserves. If you suspect a loved one is being subjected to nursing home neglect or abuse, please contact Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. attorneys today so we can put an immediate stop to it. Give us a call at 770-920-8350 to schedule a free consultation.