Practice Area: Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
Nursing homes and other elder care facilities are entrusted by concerned families to provide a high quality of care and a positive lifestyle for elderly residents. Unfortunately, this trust is often betrayed by unkind or disgruntled staff members, or corner-cutting administrators who put profits ahead of their people.
Standing Up for Elderly Victims
At Wagner & Wagner, we have helped Georgia and Tennessee families uncover abuse in countless facilities. We are proud to have helped innocent victims step out of harm’s way, and we continue to work to hold nursing homes accountable for illegal practices. As we dedicate our time to representing senior citizens who have been harmed, we hope the message that abuse will not be tolerated is heard loud and clear.
Nursing home abuse may take many forms, and nursing home abuse injuries can be both physical and emotional. Staff members often abuse their power by mistreating residents for their personal gratification. It is simply unthinkable that anyone would want to hurt elderly residents who are in need of assistance and compassion. We feel very strongly about the nursing home cases we represent, and our attorneys understand your family’s pain and confusion.
Launching a Professional Investigation
When we examine the details of your situation and determine that abuse is a very real possibility, our team will investigate the facility, talk to your loved one and other residents, and dig up background information on the organization. If your family member is still in the facility, our first priority will be to find a safe alternative. We will interview staff members strategically, and hunt for past residents or employees who have any information that could help your case. We can also find out if any complaints have been filed against the facility in the past.
After we feel we have enough evidence to move forward, we will file an official claim against the facility and request a financial settlement based on the harm done to your loved one and the egregiousness of the abuse. Trust that we will prosecute the person responsible as if it were our own family member we were fighting to protect.
If you suspect your elderly family member is in danger at their nursing home residence, please contact our nursing home abuse lawyers. At Wagner & Wagner, we will not rest until we expose mistreatment and hold abusers accountable. Please contact us today for a free personal injury consultation.