Do you have a family member or a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility? Do you know for sure they are being treated properly and taken care of as initially promised by the home? If not you need to find out especially given the recent nursing home investigation and report conducted by CBS46 News. The investigation gives a detailed look in to the horrors that are often never discussed or addressed until after a tragic event or death occurs. The nursing home investigation details events of frequent neglect and stories of intentional abuse by fellow home employees and staff. These deplorable actions against defenseless residents often lead to serious injuries and even death. Many times the nursing homes get away with their reprehensible actions in this regard by destroying documents and pressuring others to lie about certain events. What ever the case may be, it is wholly unacceptable practice and our elderly deserve better.
This post is not meant to imply that all nursing homes and assisted living facilities operate in the manner. Instead it is simply a post made with the intention of making those who utilize these facilities and homes aware of potential hazards and conditions that so often arise. From bedsores to serious falls, the investigation details and reaffirms the situations I, as a Georgia personal injury attorney, see all too often. If have a loved one, you can help by checking out the nursing home or assisted living facility’s credentials before placing a loved one in their care. It by no means will completely prevent this type of outlandish care and treatment, but it will help ensure you do not support those homes that time and time again fail to adequately care for those in need. What are your thoughts on the matter?
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.