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Home Healthcare Injuries

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Many older or disabled Georgians living at home need a little extra help. Others need round-the-clock care to address various medical needs, including hospice care. In each chase, they often turn to home healthcare workers for assistance. That way, they can continue to live in their own homes.

The home healthcare or hospice workers have a big responsibility and must be properly trained, screened and supervised. Unfortunately, some agencies send workers to people's homes who fail to live up to their responsibilities. Often, these workers are underpaid for the type of work they do. They may not receive adequate monitoring. As a result of incompetence or frustration, they might commit negligence or even abuse.

When they occur, accidents involving negligent home healthcare providers can be catastrophic- and call for an attorney's help. A nurse, home healthcare aid or another medical professional can make serious errors that lead to physical injuries and psychological trauma.

If you or a loved one was injured because of a healthcare provider's negligence, you'll need a skilled attorney to guide you. The lawyers at Johnson Greer Law Group have extensive experience handling complicated cases, including medical malpractice cases involving home healthcare agencies throughout Georgia.

What type of injury did you or a loved one sustain?

There are many different types of injuries people can sustain in their homes due to a healthcare workers' actions. In many cases, such injuries often occur due to neglect by health care workers. Sometimes, workers make a medication error such as forgetting to administer an important medication. Other times, the people who are supposed to care for you or a loved one simply forget to show up or don't have the necessary skills or training to do their job properly. As a result, serious injuries or illnesses can occur, including:

  • Infected bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Sepsis
  • Unexplained health problems
  • Depression

In other instances, health care workers abuse the people they're hired to care for. Contact our law firm immediately if you or your loved one has sustained an injury or been traumatized by a healthcare worker's abusive actions. We handle cases involving:

  • Physical abuse (broken bones, bruises caused by hitting, slapping or kicking)
  • Sexual abuse (rape, inappropriate touching, etc.)
  • Psychological abuse (screaming at patients, threating them, etc.)
  • Emotional abuse (teasing patients, denying them access to friends and relatives, etc.)

Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, you shouldn't have to deal with the aftermath of such a serious case on your own. Make sure you have a legal professional who thoroughly understands the law on your side. Make sure you contact our law firm.

"Why should I hire an attorney to help me with my case?"

Many legal cases involving abuse or neglect can be complicated. Healthcare workers may deny any wrongdoing. Often, no one else is at the home to witness the wrongdoing. As a result, the case may come down to your word against theirs.

But these cases are rarely one-on-one battles. The company employing the worker may be armed with a team of attorneys. The healthcare agency likely has an insurance carrier ready to fight any claims against it.

Level the playing field. Hire one of our attorneys to defend your rights. When you have us in your corner, you can build a strong, legal case against the home healthcare agency that employs the person who harmed you or your loved one. We know how to find the facts you need to get your family the compensation you deserve.

Your case is about more than just money. It's about holding the company that harmed you or your loved one accountable. It's about making sure such abuse never happens again. It's about justice. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today.

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