When your circumstances require that you have someone else care for your elderly or disabled loved one, your expectations are that their basic physical, medical and emotional needs will be met without question. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a facility denies these needs, or supplies them in such a way that belittles or demeans the patient, then the patient becomes a victim
In Georgia and South Carolina, many residents are routinely injured because of nursing home abuse and neglect. George Bush Law Firm has handled numerous cases involving injuries such as avoidable bedsores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition and even wrongful death as a result of nursing home abuse and neglect. Understanding what happened is oftentimes much easier than understanding why it happened. That’s why we spend the extra time, effort and resources to discover why nursing home residents are abused and neglected.
At George Bush Law, we investigate the background of the employees that are hired to care for the residents. We determine their level of qualification, training and experience and we investigate the companies that hire the employees. Our extensive experience has helped us understand that most injuries in nursing homes do not come from uncaring nurses and aides. Rather, the chronic mismanagement of funds by corporate owners leads to understaffing and/or the hiring of unqualified staff. Many incidents of elder abuse are covered up as accidental falls, unavoidable bedsores or written off as a product of old age. Our efforts at George Bush Law have led to successful results for families and residents.
If you suspect that your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, George Bush can help you understand your rights under Georgia and South Carolina law. We are ready to aggressively advocate on your behalf. Contact George Bush Law and let us help you.