Protecting Nursing Home Residents And Their Families
We at Cromartie Law take nursing home abuse and neglect very seriously. Elder abuse and neglect are not something that should be ignored, but sometimes it is difficult even for family members to notice. People in nursing homes and assisted living might be intimidated from or incapable of reporting wrongful acts or negligence to loved ones, but there are signs you may notice, including:
- Unusual reservation
- Sudden changes of mood
- Unexplained injuries such as wounds, bruises, bedsores, fractures or sprains
- Memory loss or unwillingness to discuss certain things involving care
Certainly, any of these signs could have nothing to do with the quality of care at the nursing home, but an experienced lawyer can help you evaluate the specific circumstances around anything you might be suspicious about.
From our personal injury office in Rome, we inspect negligence claims independently and examine safety compliance records. We look into hiring, training and personnel practices, and we investigate the backgrounds of employees implicated in claims.
Your loved one’s health and dignity are more important than a nursing home’s bottom line. Call our northern Georgia law firm today at 706-622-4853 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation.
Holding Negligent Parties Responsible
Attorney H.L. Rick Cromartie III is compassionate and caring in approaching all injury cases our law firm takes on. He is vigilant and assertive in pursuing justice in your case. We take every possible step to ensure that the proper care, treatment and compensation are obtained to help your loved one recover from any instance of neglect or abuse.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are not uncommon. Low wages and lack of supervision can cause abusive personalities to come out, putting patients at risk. Nurse liability is a major concern in many cases.
A claim against a nursing home or any other type of long-term care facility could involve any of the following:
- Physical abuse
- Verbal or emotional abuse
- Assault or sexual abuse by a nursing home employee
- Mistakes with medication or prescription drugs
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Fractures caused by falls from bed or during unsupervised walks in the nursing home
- Illness, injuries or severe discomfort caused by bedsores or pressure sores (e.g., from a wheelchair)
- Infections caused by unsanitary conditions
- Financial exploitation of finances, assets or property
We Are Here To Help
If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult in Floyd County or the surrounding area, contact us today by calling 706-622-4853 to schedule your consultation with our nursing home abuse lawyer. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
Our firm is located at the corner of Broad Street and Fourth Avenue in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and Forum in downtown Rome. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with off-site evening and weekend appointments available.