Neglect of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Claims Lawyer
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are some of the saddest maladies to afflict a loved one. All too often, family members are unable to provide the special care these loved ones need at home. Nursing homes are supposed to provide trained caregivers to meet the unique, and often demanding, needs of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. However, due to their condition, these residents may not be able to complain about neglected treatment.
When a nursing home is neglecting the care of a resident with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the resident often does not remember, and therefore has no voice to register a complaint. If you have a loved one with these conditions in the care of a nursing home, look for signs of neglect. Some common signs are:
- Restraint marks
- Appearing malnourished or dehydrated
- Wearing soiled clothing
- Soiled bedclothes
- Unwashed / unkempt appearance
- Broken items in the room
- Extreme agitation in the presence of a caregiver
Many times, even if the resident is able to complain about neglectful or abusive treatment, their claims are discounted by nursing home staff because of their condition. If you believe your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, call Henry County personal injury lawyer Darrell T. Farr.
Georgia Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuits
Many Georgia lawyers prefer not to handle nursing home neglect cases with Alzheimer’s or dementia residents because of the inherent complications. Stockbridge personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr has served Georgia residents for almost three decades, and his reputation is one of compassion, patience and seasoned experience. His long tenure as a Georgia litigator has provided him with strong relationships throughout the Georgia legal landscape.
If you believe your family member who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is being neglected or mistreated by nursing home staff, you may be able to file a nursing home neglect lawsuit to recover damages. Attorney Darrell T. Farr can explain your options in a free, confidential consultation at his office in Stockbridge. Contact our practice today.