Alpharetta Nursing Home Victims

For Neglect and Nursing Home Negligence Claims in Alpharetta, GA

Restoring dignity and rights to those harmed.

Legal Rights for Elders

At Hampton and Hampton Law, we stand firm against elder abuse. Our goal is clear: stop the harm and support your loved one’s recovery. We’re here to litigate and secure care for victims hurt by nursing home neglect.

If you see unexplained injuries of loved ones in a nursing home, speak up quickly! Reach out to our skillful team of lawyers who know how to handle these delicate situations thoroughly and with the utmost respect. Your action could be the key assistance your family member needs now more than ever. By standing together strong, we can address these issues to get you the justice you deserve.

Preventing Future Elder Abuse

Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee reports that many injuries occur in nursing homes across the country. The elderly, mentally ill, and the disabled are among our most vulnerable citizens. In the United States, there are over 36 million citizens over sixty-five. This means that nursing homes will grow in the upcoming years, and we must be diligent in assuring that neglect and abuse do not come with it.

According to Justice.gov, 1 in 10 adults over 65 will experience some type of elder abuse.  Elder abuse can include psychological, sexual, and physical abuse.  It also extends to caregiver neglect.    Despite efforts made by the government, nursing home neglect continues to rise in the United States.  So, we must remain diligent.  If you have a loved one in a nursing home, visit them often and talk to them about their care. Be sure to note any emotional changes.

Legal Help for Nursing Home Neglect in Alpharetta, GA

Hampton and Hampton have a strong grasp on what families go through when abuse in nursing home abuse occurs. It shakes trust and demands swift, skilled legal action. Families carefully select homes to place their loved ones and it is a difficult step to take.  When neglect happens, it is a deep betrayal by trusted caregivers.

As an Alpharetta Nursing Home Attorney firm, we’re here to help victims seek justice for the negligence they endured. Every case is personal, and our commitment is unwavering: to restore dignity and rights to those harmed.

We hold nursing homes accountable for a wide range of harm, including:

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In Alpharetta, laws shield our elders from harm. The law is on your side to seek payback from wrongdoers. At Hampton and Hampton, we investigate each case and fight for your rights. We are passionate about holding wrongdoers accountable for harming individuals in nursing homes.

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Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

If you suspect there has been nursing home neglect, negligence, or abuse, take immediate action. And while every case is different, here are steps you should consider:

1. Documenting Evidence

Document any signs of abuse, such as injuries, behavioral changes, or emotional distress. Take pictures of any visible injuries or unsafe conditions to support your observations.

2. Reporting the Issue

Report any abuse to the authorities in your state. For example, Adult Protective Services (APS) is designed to investigate elder abuse cases. You can also contact the local law enforcement agency to report the abuse, especially if you suspect any criminal activity.

3. Ensuring Immediate Safety

Call emergency services (911) for immediate medical attention or assistance if there is a threat to individual safety. And, if possible, remove the person from the situation swiftly.

4. Legal Consultation

Reach out to a lawyer specializing in nursing home abuse cases. Provide them with all documentation and discuss potential courses of action against the responsible parties.

5. Seeking Emotional Support

The emotional impact of these cases is undeniable. Seek It's also counseling or therapy for both the individual and their loved one to cope with the emotional impact of the experience.

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Speak with an Alpharetta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today​

At Hampton and Hampton Law, we offer free consultation services. Meet with us, share your concerns about nursing home care, and we'll review legal options tailored to your situation at no charge.

Our expertise ensures you understand possible actions for victim protection. Let's discuss how to advocate for their rights effectively. Reporting suspected nursing home abuse is a critical step in protecting vulnerable individuals. Acting promptly to address the situation and prevent further harm is essential.

We fight for your victim’s rights.

Frequently asked Questions

We’re proud that our firm offers highly skilled legal services. With us you’ll never feel like our lawyers and staff don’t value your needs. We’re here to help and value your business!

Common signs of elder abuse:

1. Unexplained bruising, black eyes or other injuries

2. Falls, especially if they are frequent

3. The development of bedsores

4. Rapid weight loss

5. Lack of interest in activities the patient used to enjoy

6. A change in demeanor such as aggression or unusual depression

7. Emotional agitation or extreme withdrawal

8. Fear of being touched

9. Signs of overmedication like drowsiness, dry and cracked lips, slumping in wheelchairs, drooling, unresponsive behavior, vacant stares and slurred speech

10. Caretakers unable to give a reasonable explanation of a patient’s condition or injury

11. Signs of neglect, like poor personal hygiene, urine smell, unsanitary conditions

12. Missing personal items, especially items of value

• In one year alone, 25% of nursing homes were cited for causing serious injury or death.

• More than 30% of nursing homes experience some type of elder abuse.

• Only about 20% of abuse cases are reported.

• Abusers are known to the victim in 90% of cases.

Professional Negligence, Ordinary Negligence, Negligence Per Se, Injuries Caused by Third Parties, Breach of Contract, and Class Actions.

In a claim for professional negligence, the defendant is usually a nurse or medical care provider. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care, diligence and skill ordinarily employed by nursing homes in similar situations and surrounding circumstances; and that the breach of care caused or contributed to the plaintiff's injuries. Each complaint must have an affidavit of a medical professional attesting to the standard of care and a breach in the standard of care. Nursing homes may be liable for a nurse's professional negligence, also called malpractice, under the doctrine of respondent superior (employer liability).

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