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Have you or a loved one experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home or other long-term care facility? Josh D. Tucker, P.C. provides nursing home abuse and neglect legal services to clients and their families in the Statesboro, Ga region and across Southeast Georgia.

We understand that when you place your loved one in a nursing home, assisted living home, or other long-term care facility, you expect they will receive the best care available. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many Southeast Georgia nursing homes lack sufficient staff or fail to implement or follow federal regulations that are in place to protect elderly or vulnerable residents. As a result, residents are seriously injured or sometimes die due to negligence or outright abuse.

Our Statesboro nursing home abuse attorneys represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. When an elderly or disabled resident is injured or dies because a facility fails to use proper procedures or hires abusive staff, we hold the right people responsible, and we help the victim and their families get the compensation they deserve. We believe anyone who resides in a long-term care facility deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and their families deserve the peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the best care possible.

We work hard to make sure justice is served when you or someone in your family has been injured or suffered a wrongful death in a nursing home. Contact Josh D. Tucker, P.C. today for a free consultation to tell us about your case.

Contact our Statesboro, GA, office today to schedule a consultation by calling 912-764-HURT (912-764-4878).

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is when a staff member, nurse, caregiver or any other employee intentionally harms or mistreats a resident. Abuse can occur in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care facilities, and any other long-term care facility. There can also be resident-on-resident abuse in nursing homes that creates risk or harm to residents.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

There are several types of different abuse that can occur in a nursing home. Some common forms of abuse include physical abuse, such as hitting, pushing, pinching or using unnecessary restraints or force; emotional abuse such as yelling, threatening, ignoring or talking down to a resident; sexual abuse, which includes unwanted sexual contact, rape, forced nudity, or assault; psychological abuse like intentionally failing to meet the basic needs of a resident, intimidating them, or ignoring them; and financial abuse such as stealing, deceiving, cashing a resident’s check or coercing them to sign documents that relinquish their rights.

Some common signs of abuse include:

  • Depression
  • Withdraw
  • Fear, especially around specific employees
  • Visible marks or scars
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Confusion
  • STDs
  • Torn clothing

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect is when a resident’s basic needs aren’t met by the staff or caregivers at a long-term care facility. While abuse is intentionally harming someone, neglect occurs when employees are careless, overworked, or a facility is understaffed. Neglect can also occur when employees aren’t hired or trained properly. Sometimes a resident who is being neglected may not realize it, or even be able to communicate to their loved ones properly. There are signs you can look for that should raise a red flag that your loved one may be suffering from neglect.

What are Some Types of Nursing Home Neglect?

Failing to meet the needs of a resident can come in many different forms. Some of the main basic needs include proper:

  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Medication
  • Hygiene
  • Staffing Ratio
  • Training
  • Regulations
  • Equipment
  • Supervision
  • Recording of important informatioon/documentation
  • Comprehensive Care Plans

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are required by federal law to maintain the dignity and respect of its residents, this includes hiring qualified staff, running background checks, hiring enough staff, providing proper supervision, following care plans for each resident based on their individual needs, and ensuring residents don’t develop pressure sores or other infections, but if they do, giving the resident the necessary treatment and care to promote healing.

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Some signs that your loved one may be neglected include:

  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Freqent trips to the hospital or doctor
  • An unhygienic environment
  • Falls
  • Pressure Sores
  • Frequent infections or a serious infection
  • Elopment
  • Frequent complaints about the facility or its staff
  • Unexplained drowsiness or heavily sedated

Your loved one deserves the best care available. If you live in the Statesboro region and notice any signs of abuse or neglect, you need an experienced nursing home abuse attorney on your side. We work hard to make sure justice is served when you or someone in your family has been injured or suffered a wrongful death due to the carelessness of a nursing home facility or its staff. No one will fight more aggressively on your behalf than our firm.

CONTACT JOSH D. TUCKER, P.C. TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION AT (912)764-HURT (4878) OR FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM ON OUR WEBSITE.