Dan Chapman and Associates

(678) 242-7626
Free Case Consultation & Evaluation

Understanding Nursing Home ABUSE

Georgia Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Lawyers

Protecting Your Loved Ones: How Dan Chapman & Associates Can Help

Immediate Assistance Available: (678) 242-7626

Entrusting a family member to the care of a nursing home is a significant decision, made with the expectation that they will receive the necessary and deserved care. However, the reality can be disheartening. Instances of understaffing and profit-driven management in some facilities lead to neglect and abuse, causing harm or even death to elderly residents.

At Dan Chapman & Associates, our dedicated trial attorneys specialize in cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. We relentlessly pursue justice for victims, holding nursing homes accountable for their actions. Our team has successfully secured millions in compensation for affected residents and their families, reinforcing our commitment to ensuring safe, dignified living conditions for all long-term care residents.

We offer complimentary consultations for Georgia nursing home abuse cases, operating on a contingency fee basis – no fees unless we win your case. Our offices are strategically located across Georgia, enabling us to handle cases statewide.

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse encompasses intentional mistreatment by caregivers, resulting in risk or harm to residents. It can be categorized into physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.

Recognizing Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes

Physical abuse involves violent acts against a resident, ranging from temporary to permanent injuries. This includes actions like shoving, scratching, and illegal use of restraints.

Identifying Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes

Emotional abuse, though non-physical, can cause significant mental distress. It includes verbal attacks, bullying, threats, and other forms of psychological harm.

Addressing Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Sexual abuse in nursing homes is any nonconsensual interaction involving force, threats, or manipulation. It’s a serious violation of resident rights and dignity.

Differentiating Between Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Neglect, while a form of abuse, has distinct characteristics. It involves the failure to meet a resident’s basic needs, such as care, hygiene, supervision, and medical attention, leading to harm or injury.

Spotting Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Abuse and neglect can manifest in various ways. Look for signs like fractures, bruises, torn clothing, infections, or changes in behavior.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Additional indicators include frequent falls, bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, unexplained injuries, and signs of understaffing or fraudulent practices.

Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living Facilities

Understanding the difference between nursing homes and assisted living facilities is crucial. Nursing homes offer 24/7 medical care and are more heavily regulated, while assisted living facilities provide more independence with basic assistance.

Defining Skilled Nursing Facilities

“Skilled Nursing Facility” is another term for a nursing home, catering primarily to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries requiring continual medical care.

For immediate assistance and a free consultation, contact Dan Chapman & Associates at (678) 242-7626. Ensure your loved one’s safety and dignity with Georgia’s trusted nursing home abuse attorneys.

Request Free Consultation

"*" indicates required fields


Request Free Consultation

Main Office

900 N. Main St.
Conyers, GA. 30012

Phone: 678-831-8875

Awards and Accolades