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Columbus Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Columbus, Georgia is home to more than ten skilled nursing home facilities within a 30-mile radius.  Each of these nursing homes has an obligation to patients to provide reasonable quality care and to ensure residents have their basic needs met.  Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious problem within the United States, with some studies indicating that as many as 44 percent of nursing home residents suffer from either abuse or neglect.
Columbus Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
Nursing homes can be held legally liable for the consequences of substandard treatment or intentional wrongdoing.  Residents or their family members must take legal action to recover compensation for losses, and a Columbus, GA nursing home abuse attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help.  Call us today at (855) 814-8949 to schedule a free evaluation of your case and to get answers to key questions including:
  • What kinds of behaviors are considered nursing home abuse in Columbus, GA?
  • Am I entitled to compensation if I was the victim of nursing home abuse in Columbus?
  • How can a Columbus, GA nursing home abuse lawyer help me?

WHAT KINDS OF BEHAVIORS ARE CONSIDERED NURSING HOME ABUSE IN COLUMBUS, GA?
Both intentional abuse and neglect can give rise to a legal claim against a nursing home. Some of the different types of behaviors that staff members engage in that can be considered abuse include:
When the nursing home staff engages in wrongful acts or is neglectful, the individual staff member could be sued by the injured patient or his family members.  

In most cases, however, legal action is taken not against the staff member but against the nursing home facility. Nursing home facilities have more money and insurance to pay damage claims and nursing home facilities can be held liable for staff actions done in the official line of duty.  Nursing homes can also be held responsible if the home is negligent in supervision, in hiring or in establishing patient protection policies.

AM I ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION IF I WAS THE VICTIM OF COLUMBUS, GA NURSING HOME ABUSE?
If you or a loved one suffered injury or was killed as a direct result of nursing home abuse, you should be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and/or wrongful death damages.

To recover compensation, it is up to you to prove that the facility fell short of fulfilling its obligation to provide reasonable care to patients. You will also need to show that the negligence or wrongdoing led to a specific injury or damages that you can be compensated for. Some of the common types of injuries that occur because of nursing home abuse include:
You can obtain compensation by filing a lawsuit against the nursing home facility and proving the abuse or neglect in court. Many cases also settle outside of court, but you should be sure to speak with a nursing home abuse attorney in the Columbus, GA area before accepting a settlement to ensure you are getting the full compensation you deserve.

HOW CAN A COLUMBUS, GA NURSING HOME ABUSE LAWYER HELP ME?
When you contact a Columbus, GA nursing home abuse attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., you will be represented by an experienced and caring legal professional who has helped many nursing home abuse victims. Our attorneys charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you and we can help you to gather the evidence you need to prove the abuse occurred. Call us today at (855) 814-8949 for an evaluation of your case and to learn more about how we can help you.



References:

http://www.aplaceformom.com/nursing-homes/georgia/columbus
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/index.aspx


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