If your Georgia family made the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, it is likely that you did so expecting the staff to treat him or her well. It can be beyond heartbreaking to learn that not only did the facility fail to provide care that met acceptable standards, it was not able to protect your loved one from abuse.
Nursing home abuse can come in many different forms, but no matter the form, it is always unacceptable. If your loved one is a victim, you have the right to fight back on his or her behalf. You have the right to hold liable parties accountable and seek appropriate compensation for abuse, neglect and other types of mistreatment in a nursing home.
Building a strong claim after nursing home abuse
There are many ways that a nursing home patient can experience abuse at the hands of the men and women who are supposed to be providing care. Financial exploitation, emotional abuse, physical abuse and neglect are just a few of the ways that patients can experience pain and suffering in these types of facilities.
After you learn that your loved one experienced unfair or unacceptable treatment, you likely want to hold liable parties accountable and make sure that it doesn’t happen again. In order to build a strong claim against the nursing staff, owner or other liable party, you must be able to prove the following:
- The nursing home owed your loved one a duty to provide acceptable care.
- The staff, medical professionals or others violated this duty through wrongful action, inaction or neglect.
- Failure to meet this duty resulted in harm done to the patient, emotionally, financially or physically.
While compensation will not reverse what your loved one experienced, it can help your family deal with any financial losses and move on after this harrowing experience.
Healing and hope for the future
Learning that your loved one experienced mistreatment at the hands of others is frustrating and unacceptable. You do not have to sit silently by and wish that you could do something—you actually can do something about it.
One of the first steps you can take is to simply seek a full understanding of your rights through a complete evaluation of your case. This can help you know more about your legal options, as well as what to expect from the civil claims process. Nursing home abuse is unacceptable, and you do not have to stand for it.