Helping Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse

Elderly nursing home patients may be unable to communicate well enough to report instances of nursing home abuse. Family members and concerned loved ones may discover signs of abuse, including bruising, sores and other physical signs. A patient may also experience emotional abuse including threats, manipulation and verbal degradation.

Witnessing signs of abuse is heartbreaking for family members. At the law offices of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., we provide legal support to nursing home residents and their family members. Contact nursing home abuse attorneys today to find out about your legal options.

Protect Your Loved One

The most important thing to do if you have discovered signs of nursing home abuse is to protect the victim. Talk to the nursing home administrator, a social worker or doctor about what you have witnessed. You should also take photos of any signs of abuse such as bruising, open sores or dehydration. Not all of these signs equal abuse, but for the sake of protecting your loved one, it doesn't hurt to be suspicious.

We can help you do the following:

  • Identify immediate ways in which to protect your loved one
  • Investigate the nursing home to determine if there have been prior reported instances of abuse or nursing home neglect
  • Explain the legal rights of a nursing home resident
  • Explain your legal options
  • Hold the facility accountable and recover damages for the injury or wrongful death

Besides helping your family, we believe our work plays a part in making nursing homes safer for all residents. While nothing can be done to take away the pain and emotional suffering your loved one surely experienced, taking legal action can help future instances of nursing home abuse from happening. We are committed to holding nursing homes, retirement homes and employees responsible for their actions and negligence.

Contact Us

To schedule a free initial consultation with an elder abuse lawyer, contact our firm today. Call 800-688-1651 or complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we serve clients throughout Georgia and across the Southeast. You will owe us no fees unless we recover compensation for you.