Unexplained Injuries And Mysterious Deaths In Professional Care Facilities
Hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Georgia are highly regulated. They shoulder important responsibilities in caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. And they’re subject to strict licensing and reporting requirements.
When a patient mysteriously passes away — or suffers unexplained injuries — the facility can’t just look the other way. Any death in a nursing home or assisted living facility must be reported. The staff must follow detailed protocols to avoid tampering with the scene. Multiple agencies may be involved in a subsequent investigation — including local law enforcement and the county medical examiner’s office.
Getting To The Bottom Of Suspicious Circumstances
All too often, these facilities try to avoid accountability by sweeping suspicious circumstances under the rug. They don’t want to risk their finances or reputation by admitting wrongdoing. Instead, they may try to blame it on the patient’s underlying health condition or other causes that don’t stand up to scrutiny. Their explanations may be vague or full of holes.
Let Us Help
If you feel like you’re not getting clear answers, contact our office. We’ll take your concerns seriously. Attorney David Crawford has the experience and knows exactly where to start and what to look for in these situations. You can count on us to conduct a proper investigation and get to the bottom of what happened.
We handle cases of mysterious injuries or wrongful deaths that turn out to involve:
- Physical abuse by staff members or other residents
- Sexual assault
- Falls resulting from inadequate supervision
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Severe bedsores
- Untreated infections
- Other types of abuse or neglect
We know what a nightmare it is to learn that your loved one has been mistreated. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable. We will also pursue every avenue for getting you the compensation, answers and closure you deserve.
To learn more, contact us. Your information will be held in confidence. If the initial facts warrant further legal investigation, David and his team will gather information about the patient’s history so that he has a complete understanding of how, and when, this occurred. We will work with you and others to develop a detailed time line to understand what happened to your loved one, any warning signs that were ignored by the nursing home staff and what could have been done to avoid the problem. In essence, David will show you the negligent acts and omissions that may have occurred and help you understand the case prior to filing any lawsuit.