Report: Death of Resident Prompts Nursing Home Closure

A Georgia nursing home lawyer notes that the U.S. Department of Justice has announced plans to aggressively investigate and prosecute negligent nursing homes in Georgia through the creation of an Elder Justice Task Force. Reports of patient neglect at local nursing homes, along with the tragic death of one resident, have helped highlight the dangers of these facilities. Affected nursing home residents and their families may be able to recover compensation with the help of a Georgia nursing home abuse attorney.

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Nursing Home Remained Open Despite Appalling Conditions

Reports of negligent care and abuse at Georgia nursing homes have helped prompt the creation of a federal task force that will be comprised of state and federal agencies and will work to identify facilities that endanger their residents. According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a number of nursing homes in Georgia have remained in operation despite providing care that is substandard and harmful to patients. The new Elder Justice Task Force will focus on finding and prosecuting facilities that subject residents to this negligent care, financial exploitation or outright abuse.

Residents at homes that a Georgia couple operated reportedly suffered from bedsores, malnutrition and exposure to substandard living conditions, with pests, mildew and mold present in some facilities. Although inspections had previously uncovered problems at one of these homes, it was not closed until after a resident died. The need for a dedicated federal task force underscores the significant danger that other residents may face while living in these facilities.

How a Georgia Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help

Nursing home owners and operators have a duty to provide for the care and safety of their residents. If they allow residents to suffer nursing home abuse or neglect, they could be held liable in a nursing home neglect lawsuit for injuries that may result.

Residents who are injured though abuse or neglect may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Permanency of the injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring or disfigurements caused by an injury or treatment for the injury

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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