legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Attorneys Committed to Prosecuting Bed Sores in Atlanta Nursing Homes
The Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys of Nursing Home Law Center LLC pursue justice on behalf of nursing neglect victims who have developed advanced stage pressure ulcers while the facilities providing their care failed to notice or address their concerns in a timely fashion.
It is abhorrent to think that caregivers would refuse to take action when knowing a patient is enduring extreme amounts of pain, so the common assumption is that these cases are more likely due to under-staffing rather than willful negligence. Nursing centers that refuse to invest in the acquisition and training of staff members should be forced to suffer consequences for the suffering caused through their misdeeds.
Atlanta Senior Demographics
With a population of almost 464,000, Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia. It has also experienced explosive growth over the last five years as people continue to migrate into southern metropolises. From 2010 to 2015, Atlanta’s population swelled from 420,000, which is an addition of over 10.4%. Seniors currently make up approximately 9.8% of the total population and the imminent addition of thousands of residents aged 50 to 64 into the senior population is due to increase this proportion substantially.
There are plenty of options available for seniors who are looking for ways to remain active, keep physically fit and take on new hobbies or interests. Area senior centers provide educational courses, social activities, wellness screenings and assistance programs to those who are in need. Those searching for a center nearby can use the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Atlanta offered at seniorcitizensguide.com to locate a center that offers the programs they are looking to participate in.
Poor Nursing Homes in Atlanta Are in Bountiful Supply Compared to Quality Facilities
There are currently 55 nursing centers serving the Atlanta area and only 11 of them have received the top rating available from Medicare. Two and one star rated facilities make up about half of the available options, which is cause for alarm.
To help you narrow your search while eliminating those care centers known for their substandard quality of care, our Atlanta pressure sore lawyers suggest using the nursing home compare tool offered by Medicare at medicare.gov.
The tool offers indispensable data regarding how well staffed each facility is, whether the facility has been fined or denied federal payments and how it has scored in recent health inspections. You can also narrow your search by distance, facility type and other criteria which meet your loved ones’ unique needs.
Pressure Ulcers are a Painful Indication of Neglect at Atlanta Nursing Centers
It doesn’t take too much attention or time to reduce the chance that patients will suffer from bedsores. Regularly repositioning immobilized patients and checking for signs of new sores is sufficient to ensure that circulation is not cut off to the tissue surrounding patients’ joints and it would be nearly impossible for a well-trained caregiver not to notice an existing sore while taking this measure.
When pressure sores are detected early, their progression into open ulcers can be prevented through the application of medicines and more routine repositioning. It is for this reason that the family members of patients suffering from advanced stage sores have the right to feel outraged and to demand recompense for the failure of the facility to do something about the problem any sooner.
The amount of pain that victims endure is unimaginable and it is inhumane for administrators to reduce staff to such levels that patients do not receive this very basic preventative treatment.
Our Experienced Legal Advocates are Ready to Review Your Atlanta Pressure Sore Case
Nursing Home Law Center LLC has prosecuted thousands of claims on behalf of neglected nursing home patients whose injuries stemmed from the inability of understaffed facilities to deliver the care they promised.
If your loved one has been injured, we would like to invite you to arrange a free case review with one of our award winning Atlanta bedsore injury attorneys today so that we can gather the information we need to investigate your case and advise you on your legal options. Contact us today!
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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources
If you are looking for an attorney to assist with the investigation or prosecution of an Atlanta nursing home abuse case involving bed sores or other injury visit the pages below: