Violent Crime Is Up; Landlords, Business Owners Must Improve Security
In the last few years, violent crime in Atlanta and major cities throughout the nation has increased dramatically. Nationwide, murder and non-negligent manslaughter rose by almost 30 percent in 2020. This is the most significant rise since recordkeeping began in the 1960s. Meanwhile, aggravated assault is up 9 percent, and gun assaults are up 5...Read More
Nursing Home Neglect: Bedsores Are 100% Preventable
If your loved one developed bedsores, call a nursing home negligence attorney. When a loved one in a nursing home is left alone in the same position for hours, they can develop painful bedsores. So, if you notice this type of injury, understand that it is a classic sign of nursing home neglect, and you...Read More
Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Sepsis?
Nursing home negligence often contributes to patients developing sepsis A new case review is bringing attention to how negligence in nursing homes contributes to sepsis-related fatalities. The case, reviewed in Emergency Live, involves a Texas nursing home patient with a serious infection. She waited over 24 hours before an ambulance was called, but her infection...Read More
Can I Sue a Hotel for Negligent Security?
Negligent security cases are complex, but a lawyer can help You should feel safe when staying at a hotel, whether it’s for a work trip, vacation, or visiting friends or relatives. But every year, people are the victims of violent attacks in Decatur, Atlanta, and throughout Georgia due to negligent security. Hotels and motels have...Read More
Georgia Family Wants Answers After Assisted Living Facility Death
The victim's family claims their grandfather was abused Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are trusted with providing care for seniors. The job of staff members is to meet the needs of residents and treat them with respect. But in too many cases, residents are subjected to nursing home abuse. As a result of this...Read More
COVID Deaths Rising in Georgia Nursing Facilities
An Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Examines the Ongoing Problem New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a sobering reminder that COVID-19 remains a serious health threat, particularly for our nation’s most vulnerable population – seniors. And seniors who are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities are particularly...Read More
Can a Patient be Restrained in a Nursing Home?
Nursing homes have a responsibility to respect dignity One of a nursing home's fundamental responsibilities is to maintain a safe environment for residents, and sometimes, that includes dangers posed by residents themselves. People with medical conditions such as dementia may lose control of their behavior and become a threat to themselves or others. In extreme...Read More
Thousands of 'Hidden' Nursing Home Violations Discovered: Report
How can nursing homes hide abuse and neglect cases from the public? You might have found a nursing home with glowing reviews for your loved one. Perhaps you checked the rating system run through the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and felt confident knowing your loved one will be in good care. But...Read More
Staffing Shortages Have Reached 'Crisis Levels' in Georgia Nursing Homes
A Georgia Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney Discusses the Problem It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities. The problem is even worse in Georgia, where 1 in 4 nursing homes earns a 1-star rating — the lowest score possible...Read More
Court Ruling Could Help COVID-19 Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes
A Georgia nursing home neglect lawyer explains why A federal appeals court ruling could help cases move forward for families who lost loved ones in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Reuters report, a federal appeals court in October 2021 decided that lawsuits should proceed in state courts. Nursing homes argued the...Read More