When you or a loved one rely on a nursing home or assisted living facility for care, it can feel like you are at their mercy. If a nursing home professional doesn’t live up to the standard of care for their profession, it can cause you or your family member serious illness or injury, aggravate underlying conditions, or even be fatal. Victims of nursing home negligence can feel trapped in a facility that doesn’t care about them or the injury they cause. They need legal advice to get compensation for their hurt and loss.
Are you or a loved one attempting to recover from an injury caused by a nursing home’s negligence?
You don’t have to worry about the legal system any longer. In Athens, in Hartwell and throughout Northeast Georgia, The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, has experienced nursing home negligence attorneys who will empower you and fight for your interests in and out of court.
Nursing home staff help their residents with every part of their lives. They administer medications, assist with physical therapy, and help disabled individuals with everyday tasks like dressing and cleaning. Unfortunately, because these residents are often disabled and less able to describe what is happening, elder care neglect can go unaddressed for months or even years. Often it takes a serious injury or incident to reveal a pattern of negligence affecting everyone in the facility. Family members, guardians, and caregivers need to be on the lookout for signs of negligence so they can get their loved ones the help they need before the damage becomes even more severe.
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other inpatient facilities are required to provide individualized care based on the needs of each resident. Georgia law includes detailed standards of care for these facilities that cover everything from staffing to snacks. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities cut corners on these standards of care. When nursing homes are short-staffed or fail to provide necessary care, their residents can easily be injured or contract illnesses that spread quickly between neighbors. When that happens, your personal injury attorney can use these code violations to prove nursing home negligence and get your family compensation for a loved one’s injury or loss.
At The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury legal team has one goal at every stage of your case: to get you the maximum financial compensation you deserve. We can help you recoup health care expenses and non-economic damages like pain and suffering, disability, and emotional trauma. When a nursing home’s neglect causes a family member’s death, we can help you collect wrongful death damages including funeral and burial expenses and loss of companionship.
Everything we do for you and your family after a case of nursing home negligence is on a strictly contingency fee basis. That means you don’t owe us any attorney fees unless we win your case. It also means you have nothing to lose, and potentially much to gain, by contacting us to discuss your medical injury.
Don’t let a nursing home or assisted care facility’s mistake cut your family’s time with a loved one short. You can fight back — and The Van Dora Law Firm, LLC, will fight with you. Reach us locally in Athens or Hartwell, Georgia by calling 706-377-4044 or email or contact us online. If you can’t come to us because of your injury, we can arrange to meet with you at home or in your hospital room.