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Albany Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Moving into a nursing home is a big step for many seniors, and it is essential to ensure you select the right nursing home for your needs.  While there are many fine nursing homes within the Albany, Georgia area, there is also a risk to senior nursing home residents that they will become victims of abuse or neglect.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can have serious consequences, with vulnerable elderly victims suffering injuries or sometimes death as a result of substandard care. Georgia law says that victims or their family members can take legal action to obtain compensation for damage caused by abuse or neglect, but navigating the legal system can be difficult.

At Sammons & Carpenter, PC., our experienced Albany, GA nursing home abuse lawyers can help victims of abuse to take action and get the compensation they deserve. Call us today at (855) 814-8949 to schedule a free case evaluation and to get answers to your questions about nursing home abuse including:
  • How can I tell if I was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Albany Georgia?
  • What should I do if nursing home abuse or neglect caused injury or death?
  • How can an Albany nursing home abuse or neglect lawyer help with my case?

HOW CAN I TELL IF I WAS THE VICTIM OF NURSING HOME ABUSE IN ALBANY, GEORGIA?
To determine if you or a loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Albany, it is essential to determine whether the nursing home failed to live up to the legal obligations it had to you.

Every nursing home must respect residents, must provide for their needs and must ensure they can live with dignity.  A nursing home that is unable to do these things is said to have breached its duty to residents.  A nursing home is liable for its own negligent breach of duty as well as for the failure of staff members to provide reasonably competent care to residents. The behavior of the home and staff members is judged against what a hypothetical reasonable nursing home would have done for seniors living within the facility.

Any type of abuse or neglectful behavior that causes injury can result in a nursing home becoming liable for nursing home abuse or neglect, but certain wrongful acts are more common than others. For example, some of the top factors that give rise to nursing home abuse claims include:
Victims can also suffer an untimely death due to nursing home abuse.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF ALBANY NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT CAUSED INJURY OR DEATH?
If you or a loved one was hurt or even killed because of nursing home abuse or neglect, you should take legal action against the nursing home. You may be entitled to wrongful death damages or to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and emotional distress.  

You can recover monetary compensation for injuries caused by abuse in one of two ways: a courtroom trial or an out-of-court settlement. In court, you must convince a jury to award you damages. If you settle, you must negotiate with the insurer to pay out a reasonable amount of compensation in exchange for giving up your right to sue. An experienced attorney specializing in nursing home abuse can help you with both in-court and out-of-court resolution of your case.

HOW CAN AN ALBANY, GA NURSING HOME ABUSE LAWYER HELP?
An Albany, GA nursing home abuse or neglect lawyer can assist you at every step of your nursing home abuse claim. From determining who to sue to filing court paperwork to dealing with the insurer, a nursing home abuse lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can advocate for you and your loved ones and represent your interests. Give us a call at (855) 814-8949 or contact us online today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn more about how we can help you. 


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