Hood Law Firm, LLC Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Hold Negligent Providers Accountable
More than 40+ years of combined experience on your side
More than 4 million cases of elder abuse are reported nationally each year. And sadly, many incidents are never reported to authorities. If you have fallen victim to nursing home abuse or fear that a care provider has mistreated a loved one, it is important to take swift and decisive action. At the law firm of Hood Law Firm, LLC, our Northwest Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers represent victims of abuse and families searching for justice for their loved ones. With more than 40+ years of combined experience, we have the skill and determination to end nursing home abuse by holding offenders accountable for their negligent or malicious actions.
Staunch legal representation for victims of nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms and varies in severity. We represent victims suffering from the following types of abuse:
- Physical. The intentional infliction of physical pain, including hitting, unnecessary restraint or confinement, starvation, or withholding necessary medications, is against the law, and those who commit these acts need to be held accountable.
- Emotional. Nursing home providers who yell at, berate, insult or intentionally antagonize patients are guilty of emotional abuse. Such treatment may affect the victim’s quality of life and feeling of security.
- Sexual. Among the most despicable forms of nursing home abuse, sexual assault leaves victims in severe physical and emotional pain. Our attorneys aggressively hold violators and facilities accountable.
- Financial. Theft in nursing homes is all too common and includes physical theft of valuables, cash or checks; theft by coercion; and identity theft. We offer zealous representation to elderly victims of financial abuse.
- Neglect. Neglected patients can suffer from painful conditions and injuries, such as bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, or from missed doses of vital medication.
- Abandonment. Ignoring, isolating or refusing care to an elderly patient is considered abandonment and happens all too frequently in nursing homes.
It is important to remember that elder abuse can be committed by in-home nurses and other caregivers in addition to nursing home workers.
What are the signs of nursing home abuse?
Many elderly victims are unable, or afraid, to make others aware of their mistreatment. If you have a loved one in a nursing home or any long-term care facility, pay close attention. If you suspect something may be wrong, contact us immediately. There are warning signs to look for, including:
- Physical injuries. Unexplained physical injuries, such as bruises, bed sores, broken bones, and malnutrition are signs of abuse.
- Loss of appetite. If your loved one has suddenly lost their appetite, it may be a result of fear or depression caused by abuse or neglect.
- Changes in mood. Loved ones who were once upbeat but have experienced a change in mood may be victims of abuse.
- Weight loss. Sudden, unexplained weight loss may be a sign of nursing home abuse or neglect.
If you have noticed any of these signs, do not hesitate to discuss your legal options with our personal injury lawyers. The sooner you take action, the sooner the abuse can be stopped and your loved one can find relief.
Contact our nursing home abuse lawyers today
The lawyers at Hood Law Firm, LLC are committed to protecting the rights of nursing home abuse victims. By offering a combination of aggressive legal representation and compassionate support, we help you find justice and recover compensation as quickly as possible in Calhoun, Cartersville and throughout Northwest Georgia. Contact us online or call us at 706-602-0602 in Calhoun or 770-387-4500 in Cartersville.