Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney in Woodstock - Marietta, GA
Woodstock - Canton - Kennesaw - Marietta - Cherokee - Georgia
by: Casey W. Stevens
Casey W. Stevens is a successful personal injury lawyer who represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect all over north Georgia.
Deciding to trust the care of your loved one to a caregiver, nursing home, assisted living, or long term care facility is not an easy decision. Discovering that they are being abused rather than being cared for, is both devastating and disturbing. The elderly and disabled make easy victims. They are often targeted for emotional, financial and physical abuse. Unfortunately the most common form of abuse is neglect. If someone that you love has been the victim of neglect or abuse at the hands of their caregivers a personal injury attorney like Casey Stevens can help.
Contact the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens at
678-240-2493 for a free case evaluation
When you entrust the care of your loved one to another party you are no longer a part of their day to day lives and must rely on those you hired to supply basic needs like food, medicines, and personal hygiene. Many times you are also dependent upon the staff to inform you about everything that transpires in your loved one’s daily life because they are unable to tell you themselves. Unfortunately, there are some instances where care givers and facilities abuse that kind of control. Aside from malicious physical harm, abuse can also be emotional – isolation from others, verbal abuse, and basic lack of respect for the patient. Even with frequent visits to the facility, neglect and abuse can take a long time to recognize. Some common signs to watch for include:
- Signs of dehydration and malnutrition (common symptoms include glassy, red eyes and mouth sores)
- Depression (lack of interest in activities that they previously enjoyed can be a symptom)
- Bruising (could be evidence of unnecessary restraints)
Any form of abuse or neglect from caregivers is unacceptable and should be reported immediately. If your loved one has been the victim of abuse and the proper authorities have been notified, filing a claim against those responsible is the next step. The victim (and their families in some cases) may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical costs, relocation to another facility, pain and suffering, or wrongful death. Abuse and neglect claims are covered under a facility or caregiver’s medical malpractice insurance and are usually settled without incident. However, in many of these cases, the root causes are never addressed. Before accepting an offer for settlement from an insurance company, you should consult a qualified personal injury attorney to explain your rights and the rights of the victim. Casey Stevens can help you understand those rights and advise you on a course of action that will compensate your loved one and prevent those responsible from repeating their abuses.
Anytime you are in a negotiation, it is good to have someone who understands how the other side works. Casey Stevens spent ten years as an insurance claims manager and several more as a member of an insurance industry defense team before opening his own firm to fight for the victims. Since 2001, he and his staff have helped recover millions of dollars in compensation for victims all over north Georgia from his six metro Atlanta locations using the insider knowledge he has from working for the other side. When you contact our office by phone or through our online contact form, we will make arrangements for Mr. Stevens to meet with you personally in any of offices, in your home, or in your hospital room. He will assess to the details of your case and provide you with his expert legal opinion about your best course of action. There is no charge and no obligation for this initial case evaluation and because it is our belief that a victim’s right to quality representation should never be dependent upon their current financial situation, we take on all of our cases on a contingency basis. Our firm will front all of the money necessary to investigate your claim, hire doctors or other necessary experts, and handle all every detail of your case and you do not receive a bill until your settlement is in hand. There is no settlement amount that could ever justify the suffering that your loved one has endured; the goal is to cover the expenses that they accrued and to force changes in the industry. Contact our office today to see how Casey Stevens and his staff can help.
Has someone you loved become ill or suffered an injury from neglect in nursing home or long term care facility?
Contact us online or call us today for a
complimentary case evaluation: 678-240-2493
The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens is a full-service personal injury law firm. From our offices in Alpharetta, GA, or from one of our satellite offices including Woodstock, GA, we represent clients throughout North Georgia, including Barrow County, Cherokee County, Cobb County, Dawson County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, and Hall County, as well as the cities of Atlanta, Buford, Cumming, Kennesaw, Canton , Crabapple, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Vinings, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Marietta, Smyrna, Tucker, and I-20, I-75, I-85, GA-400, and Georgia 400 Corridor.