As we age, most of us will eventually depend on others to at least some extent. It is hard to imagine that those we depend on might take advantage of our vulnerability. But elder abuse and nursing home abuse happens every day in Georgia, and the signs are not always easy to see, particularly when the victim has trouble with words or mobility. Often, it is not until checks start bouncing or an elderly family member has one too many unexplained hospital visits that families begin to question the quality of care a loved one is receiving. Atlanta lawyer Charles Scholle has the compassion and legal knowledge to help victims and families deal with elder care and nursing home abuse.
Some of the elder abuses that victims suffer include:
- Neglect — lack of food and water, bedsores, poor personal hygiene
- Physical abuse — unexplained wounds and/or more hospital visits than normal for the victim’s health condition
- Over-medication or under-medication
- Restraining (tying down) a person inappropriately
- Emotional abuse — controlling or manipulative behavior, insults, isolation
- Financial abuse — stealing from around the house, illegally accessing accounts or even misusing legal power over the victim’s finances
- Sexual abuse
- Wrongful Death
Law enforcement agencies will prosecute abusers if they have a strong enough case. But sometimes, law enforcement refuses to take a case — or it is already too late to stop the exploitation and the damage to your loved one has been done.
Georgia families can pursue a civil elder abuse or nursing home abuse action, even if law enforcement is also prosecuting abusers. In a lawsuit, families can seek recovery for such things as: stolen money, the costs of moving your loved one to safer and better care; financial damages for the violation of your loved one’s trust and dignity. By pursuing perpetrators of abuse, you can send a message to abusive nursing homes and individuals that your family, and your community, will not tolerate this behavior towards the elderly.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM TO SCHEDULE A CONFIDENTIAL FREE CONSULTATION ON ELDER NEGLECT OR ABUSE in Atlanta 770-717-5100 or Toll Free 866-972-5287.
Charles Scholle has represented victims of serious personal injuries and their families for nearly two decades. He has substantial experience with the complex legal, medical and insurance issues involved in serious injuries and has won substantial financial results for his clients.
The legal team at Scholle Law works with injured and bereaved victims and families and we understand the emotional and financial strain our clients face. Our clients are our primary concern in every case we accept. We put our clients at ease by explaining what to expect as their case progresses, keeping them updated and fighting to get them the best possible financial recovery.
If you believe or suspect that your elder loved one has been abused by a caregiver in an institution or at home contact our law firm. To schedule your free consultation, please contact Scholle Law or call toll-free at 866-972-5287 or in the Atlanta Metro area and Gwinnett County at 770-717-5100.
We are located throughout the Atlanta area. Our main office is located in Duluth and we serve clients from offices in Midtown and the Perimeter, as well as throughout surrounding counties and within Georgia.Elder Abuse And Nursing Home Litigation Facts