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Common Assisted Living Abuse & Neglect Cases

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Assisted living facility abuse and neglect can range from physical and psychological abuse or neglect to financial exploitation. Regardless of how the abuse or neglect happens, you deserve justice if you or a loved one has been harmed.

You need to take a stand. You might feel overwhelmed. But you can rely on attorney George S. Johnson.  He knows how to listen, and then take action. He will negotiate on behalf of a client to make sure the facility is held accountable. If the company that owns the facility or its insurance company is unwilling to reach a fair settlement, George will take the case to trial - and with over a decade of litigation experience, he knows how to win in Georgia courts.

Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Even if it seems straightforward, you could encounter obstacles to obtaining the compensation your family deserves. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible. That way, we can work with you and come up with a strategy to address your specific needs.

What type of case are you dealing with?

Click through the following links to learn more about the common cases that involve assisted living facilities:

If you're dealing with a different type a case, don't hesitate to contact us. George Johnson can analyze the issues facing you and your family, then explain all the legal options available to you. That's because he's familiar with the warning signs of assisted living abuse and neglect. Call (866) 904-6653 and schedule your free case evaluation. We are based in Decatur and serve all of Georgia.

"How can attorney George S. Johnson help me?"

You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after you discover evidence of abuse or neglect involving assisted living facilities. In most cases, Georgia's statute of limitations is 2 years from the time of discovery to file a lawsuit

While you might think you have plenty of time, be aware that building a strong legal case requires an early start. If you don't act fast, the evidence you need to support your claim might not be there when you do take action. Don't miss out on your opportunity for justice. Contact the Law Office of George S. Johnson right now.

Physical abuse

People living in assisted living facilities sometimes sustain serious injuries due to abusive employees or other residents. Common injuries include:

  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Burn injuries

In some cases, workers intentionally hit, slap, punch or kick residents. Sometimes the abuse comes from another resident or visitor. Regardless of who the abuser is, the facility has a duty to keep everyone safe.

If someone is injured in any manner, the facility should notify families as soon as possible. If management is aware of abuse and fails to take action, the company may be held liable for the injuries. That's why you need George S. Johnson. He can help you hold the facility accountable. He understands how to solve complex problems.

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Psychological abuse

Cruel assisted living workers don't need to hit someone to cause harm. They can do so through fear, intimidation and many other traumatic forms of psychological abuse. Sometimes, employees yell at residents. Other times, they ridicule or mock them in private or in front of other residents.

Such events can be traumatic and leave deep, emotional scars. That's why we want to help. Harmful, insensitive behavior cannot be tolerated. When we represent you, we will do everything we can to hold the assisted living facility accountable.

Assisted living facilities, which might be owned by large corporations, may turn a blind eye to psychological abuse. If they are aware, they may downplay the seriousness of an employee's actions. We'll help you fight for justice by bringing the abuse to light - and work to make sure it never happens again.

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Unsanitary conditions

Assisted living facilities have a responsibility to make sure you or your loved one live in a clean, sanitary environment. Unfortunately, some facilities don't take such concerns seriously. As a result, residents living in unsanitary conditions may get sick from any of the following conditions, among others:

  • Unsanitary kitchens used to prepare food, resulting in diarrhea and other food-borne illnesses caused by harmful bacteria.
  • Unwashed bedding, resulting in skin rashes and other potentially-harmful medical conditions due to mold, dust mites and other microscopic bugs.
  • Unwashed clothing, especially if residents wear the same clothes for several days in row without washing them.
  • Animal infestations, including rats, bedbugs, termites and other animals that can be the source of serious health problems.

If you observe any of these situations or suspect the facility is not hygienic, contact our law firm right away. We can help you every step of the way.

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Health problems

When older adults are abused or neglected, they can develop serious and potentially fatal health conditions. This is especially true if they live in an assisted living facility and the workers there fail to carefully monitor your loved one's health.

If the facility is not giving your loved one enough food or the proper medical care or attention, they could develop:

  • Bed sores
  • Pneumonia
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Ulcers

Whatever the health issue, we want to work with you and help you or your family obtain compensation for your losses and find closure. That includes getting the proper medical care to address such health problems and holding the assisted living center accountable.

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Breach of contract

When you sign a contract with any business, you expect it to honor the terms of the legally-binding agreement. Your contract with the assisted living facility is no different. When the business fails to do the tasks it promised to do, that's considered a breach of contract. Examples include:

  • Not cleaning living areas
  • Not providing food or snacks
  • Serving unhealthy food
  • Not monitoring a resident's health
  • Not providing transportation
  • Overcharging

If you suspect something, say something. Contact our law firm. We can help you build a solid legal case and make sure your rights are respected.

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Financial exploitation

Elderly adults are often targets of fraudulent financial schemes. Sadly, this includes residents of assisted living facilities. There are many different ways that dishonest businesses can obtain money from residents or their families. Here are a few examples of assisted living facility financial exploitation:

  • Double billing for services
  • Charging for services not provided
  • Overcharging residents for services
  • Performing unnecessary services
  • Illegally withdrawing money from a resident's bank account

All of these activities are illegal. And all of them demand strong legal action. If you or a family member is a victim of financial exploitation at the hands of an assisted living facility, contact our law firm. Restoring dignity to people's lives drives everything we do. We're here for you when you need us most. Call now.

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