Valdosta Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Elder abuse is a serious problem in the United States, with as many as 13 out of 14 abuse cases never coming to the attention of authorities. Many instances of elder abuse occur in nursing homes, which are often understaffed or staffed with people who are not properly trained to provide the care its residents need.

At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our Valdosta nursing home abuse lawyers know that substandard care provided by nursing homes can have a devastating effect on seniors.  Serious injury or even death can occur as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, leaving behind seniors struggling to heal or devastated family members. Georgia law provides protection for abuse victims, and our experienced attorneys can help victims to take action. Call us today at (855) 814-8949 for a free case evaluation and to get answers to key questions including:
  • What should I do if nursing home abuse or neglect occurred in Valdosta?
  • Can I get compensation for Valdosta, GA nursing home abuse or neglect?
  • How can a Valdosta nursing home neglect lawyer help with my case?

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT OCCURRED IN VALDOSTA?
If you suspect that nursing home abuse has occurred, you should contact Adult Protective Services to report the wrongful behavior. You should also contact an experienced attorney.  Victims of abuse or their family members have the right to make a legal claim to recover monetary compensation for all injuries caused by the abuse or neglect. This compensation ensures you do not suffer financial loss for serious injuries resulting from abuse  or neglect including:
In addition to compensation for financial loss-- including the cost of treating the injuries caused by abuse or neglect-- victims and their family members are also entitled to compensation for non-economic losses. This can mean pain and suffering damages for surviving victims or wrongful death damages for family members whose loved ones are killed due to nursing home neglect or abuse.

CAN I GET COMPENSATION FOR VALDOSTA, GA NURSING HOME ABUSE OR NEGLECT?
You can get compensation for Valdosta nursing home abuse or neglect that you experienced or that a loved one in your family experienced.  To obtain compensation, you will need to prove that the nursing home or its staff members provided care that fell short of what a reasonable nursing home would have provided. You must also show that injury or death was a direct result of the abuse or poor care.

Nursing home abuse takes many forms including:
It is possible to be compensated for these and other wrongful or careless acts by convincing a jury of your right to damages or by negotiating a settlement with the nursing home’s insurance company.  An experienced Valdosta nursing home abuse lawyer can help you to obtain compensation both through litigation or through settlement negotiations.

HOW CAN A VALDOSTA NURSING HOME ABUSE LAWYER HELP WITH MY CASE?
Our Valdosta nursing home abuse lawyers will advocate for you and guide you through using the Georgia legal system to recover full and fair compensation for injuries caused by nursing home abuse and neglect. Our attorneys can assist in gathering evidence, building a claim, dealing with the insurance company or showing a jury why you are entitled to damages.

At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our Valdosta nursing home abuse attorneys have extensive experience helping abuse victims and their family members. To learn how we can use our legal knowledge in your specific case, give us a call today at (855) 814-8949 for more information.


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