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NURSING HOME ABUSE IS INEXCUSABLE

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When your loved one is residing in an assisted living facility, they should never have to suffer nursing home abuse. However, when abuse does take place, those responsible must be held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these cases more complicated than ever before. 

Nursing homes have been hit hard by the pandemic, with many facilities experiencing severe staffing shortages due to staff becoming infected or needing to quarantine. These shortages have made it difficult for nursing homes to provide the necessary care for their residents, leading to an increased risk of abuse and neglect.

Adding to the complexity of these cases, many states have laws that shield nursing homes from liability for COVID-related issues, including abuse and neglect. These laws make it more difficult for families to hold nursing homes accountable for any harm caused to their loved ones during the pandemic.

The Nashville, TN, nursing home abuse attorneys at Phillip S. Georges, PLLC, are here to demand justice for you and your loved one who may have experienced nursing home abuse. Our attorneys can help you work through the legal complexities, including the challenges presented by the pandemic. We will fight like wolves do for a member of their pack, taking the nursing home and staff to task for any harm caused to your loved one.


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Let Us Do The Work

We do not want our clients to do any heavy lifting. The only work you have to do is give us a call, and we will take over, starting with a free case review.

We Want Justice

Our lawyers are known as The Wolf Pack for a reason. We fight for fair compensation and justice for our clients who experience abuse.

No Fee Unless We Win

If we are not successful in getting our clients the justice and compensation they deserve, no fee is required. We are only paid when we win the case.

We Know How Hard It Is

When we choose to put our loved ones in a nursing home, it is because we want to give them the best care available to them. They are not able to take care of themselves independently and need additional assistance. This is why it is so devastating when you discover that your loved one has been subjected to such abuse.

When our clients discover the level of abuse, no matter what type of abuse it may be, it is not easy for them to navigate through this process on their own. Having to relive this process over every day is more than most of them can bear. This is why they choose The Wolf Pack to lead them and take over the case, so they can get on the road to recovery right away.

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Do You Have a Case?

Learn more about qualifying for compensation with a nursing home abuse claim, then find out if you have a valid claim by scheduling your complimentary consultation and evaluation.

Nursing home abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or even financial in nature. In many cases, it takes a while to see all of the signs because the mistreatment is hidden by staff. If your loved one is showing signs of bruising, trauma, or a change in their behavior, there is a chance they could be suffering from nursing home abuse. Common signs include:

  • Bed Sores
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Bruises and welts
  • Severe behavior changes

When you visit your loved one regularly, you are able to identify these changes early on. Those who do not have frequent visitors are often the first to fall victim to this abuse.

With one of the shortest statutes of limitations in the country, Tennessee only allows its residents to seek damages within one single year of their accident. If you miss this particularly narrow window of time to get started, you could lose your chance to recover any of your losses.

In Tennessee, liability in a nursing home abuse case can depend on various factors, including the type and severity of the abuse, who committed the abuse, and the circumstances surrounding the abuse. Generally, liability can fall on the nursing home facility itself, individual staff members, or both.

If a nursing home fails to meet their duty of care, and as a result, a resident is abused or neglected, the facility can be held liable for the harm caused. Individual staff members who commit abuse or neglect can also be held liable for their actions, and staff members who fail to report abuse or neglect that they witness or suspect can also be considered at fault.

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We are available 24/7 to take your call and answer your questions. If you are wondering where to turn next, The Wolf Pack™ can help lead you on the path to justice.

What Damages Can Be Recovered?

Each case will have a different maximum possible compensation amount, and our lawyers are happy to assist you at any time in determining what your case is worth.

That being said, there are certain factors that you can assume will be taken into consideration when calculating your nursing home abuse settlement:

  • Medical Treatment — You could be compensated for the medical expenses related to the abuse. Medications, physical therapy visits, hospital stays, and medical devices may all be accounted for.
  • Loss of Benefits or Other Financial Loss — This is especially a factor in financial abuse cases when money was stolen or financial neglect cases in which bills were not paid or benefits were lost due to the caretaker’s negligence.
  • Physical and Psychological Suffering — You can recover damages for the non-financial pain and suffering you and your loved ones have experienced since the mistreatment occurred. 
  • Egregious Behavior on the Abuser’s Part — In some cases, when the abuse was intentional and extreme, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the guilty party, likely getting the offending staff member fired and pressuring the facility to do better in the future.

Why Is This Happening?

Sadly, some in the nursing home industry will take advantage of your trust when you place your loved one in their care. Whether it is a matter of neglect or direct abuse, these individuals are out to prey on elderly patients and take advantage of them in the worst of ways. The Nursing Home Abuse Center has reported that one in every three U.S. nursing homes has been cited for abuse in their facility.

Many times this abuse reflects directly on the facility itself — they often understaff their teams, leaving patients to be neglected and not obtaining adequate around-the-clock care. When staff members become irritated, they may take their anger and frustration out on their patients, your loved ones, who then fall victim to a situation they had no control over.

The fact of the matter is that this type of behavior and negligence is not acceptable in any capacity. When you need help addressing abuse in a nursing home, The Wolf Pack™ has your back.

WHAT COMES NEXT?

Get started with a free consultation and evaluation from one of our nursing home malpractice lawyers. We will offer no-cost legal advice and direction specific to your case, whether you choose to work with us or not.

If you qualify for compensation with a nursing home abuse or neglect claim, we will immediately begin collecting any documentation needed. We may also refer to eyewitnesses and testimony from experts when strengthening your claim.

When you work with us, you’ll never have to worry about arguing for what your claim is worth. We will be sure to account for every one of your losses, and we will fight to recover the full extent of compensation.

Once a final settlement is reached, we will help you understand your options and give our expert opinion on whether you should accept or reject the offer. We always stick around to make sure you get the money you were promised on time.

Nursing Home Abuse FAQs

Absolutely. Just because they enter the facility as a resident does not mean that they lose their rights to an environment that is safe and free from all types of abuse including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse and even financial abuse.

If you believe that your loved one is in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

Once you have done this or if there is not an imminent danger to their life, let the facility know what happened and report the abuse to the Adult Protective Services in your area right away. If you’re in Tennessee, you can make a report online or call 1-888-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366).

Once you have been in contact with APS, they should initiate an investigation. If you are able to do so, you should go ahead and move your loved one out of the facility.

It is best practice to go ahead and pursue legal action once you have a case open with APS. If you have already contacted them and have not had much luck, give us at Phillip S Georges, PLLC a call today for a free case review.

Monetary barriers should never keep an injured person from receiving competent and credible legal representation. You deserve to have your questions and concerns addressed, and you deserve to recover the full extent of your economic and non-economic damages.

For these reasons, we offer free case reviews and only get paid if we win your case for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us no matter where you stand financially.

Nursing home abuse refers to willful acts of mistreatment towards a nursing home resident. This can include physical abuse (hitting, pushing, or restraining a resident), emotional or psychological abuse (yelling, belittling, or threatening a resident), sexual abuse, or financial exploitation. Nursing home abuse is a deliberate action and is often committed by a staff member or another resident of the nursing home.

On the other hand, nursing home negligence refers to a failure to provide the care and attention that a resident requires. Negligence can take many forms, such as failing to provide adequate food, water, or medication, failing to address medical needs, or failing to prevent accidents or injuries. Nursing home negligence is often the result of understaffing or inadequate training and can be committed by staff members or the nursing home itself.

While nursing home abuse and negligence are different, they can both end in harm to nursing home residents. Stay aware of the signs of both nursing home abuse and nursing home negligence, and take action if you suspect that your loved one has been the victim of either.