Georgia personal injury attorneys note that an Atlanta, Georgia nursing home death is being investigated by both the FBI and the U.S. Health And Human Services (HHS) Inspector General’s Office. A 77-year-old resident of the nursing home passed away in May, 2015 and in July, numerous agencies began looking into the woman’s death and other complaints about the home.
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Attorney Group for Georgia today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Georgia personal injury lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Autopsy Results May Provide Answers
According to WXIA news the resident was admitted from the nursing home to the hospital in April, 2015, with a severe head wound and other injuries. The woman died three weeks later, prompting other families of loved ones residing in the nursing home to come forward with complaints.
The news reports that both the FBI and the HHS Inspector General’s Office are now involved in investigating the woman’s death, in addition to local police and the state of Georgia. As investigators wait for the official autopsy reports, authorities are looking into whether the nursing home contributed to her death.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
If you or a loved one were harmed as a result of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from your injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a loved one died as a result of nursing home abuse, family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
Affected families are encouraged to seek the advice of a Georgia personal injury attorney to discuss their legal rights and options for compensation.
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If you or a loved one has been injured due to abuse or neglect at a nursing home, contact Attorney Group for Georgia to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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