Atlanta Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Helping Georgia medical malpractice victims is all we do.

Representing medical malpractice victims is all we do, including those harmed by nursing home abuse in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Our laser-sharp focus on helping those harmed by negligence victims makes us different, and better.

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If you’ve been abused in a nursing home, we can help. 

If you’ve landed on this web page, you’re probably hurting because you or someone you care about has been abused in a nursing home. So before we share more information about our firm’s experience handling nursing home abuse cases, please know this: we’re sorry. But also know that you’ve come to the right place. We’ve successfully navigated this path with other clients who’ve suffered from abuse while in a Georgia nursing home, and we’ll take good care of you too. Below, we’ve tried to anticipate some questions you might have.

  • What type of conduct is nursing home abuse?

    Introduction to Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia

    Nursing home abuse is a grave concern that affects vulnerable elderly residents in long-term care facilities across Georgia. It encompasses various forms of misconduct and harmful actions directed at elderly residents. Recognizing what type of conduct constitutes nursing home abuse is crucial for ensuring the safety and well-being of our senior citizens.

    Physical Abuse

    Physical abuse in nursing homes involves intentional harm or injury inflicted upon residents. This can include hitting, slapping, pushing, restraining residents excessively, or using unnecessary force during caregiving tasks. Signs of physical abuse may manifest as unexplained bruises, fractures, burns, or injuries that cannot be accounted for by accidents or medical conditions.

    Emotional and Psychological Abuse

    Emotional and psychological abuse in nursing homes involves behaviors that cause mental anguish or emotional distress to residents. This form of abuse can include verbal abuse, threats, humiliation, isolation, or manipulation. Signs of emotional abuse may include changes in a resident’s behavior, withdrawal, depression, or heightened anxiety.

    Neglect and Abandonment

    Neglect and abandonment occur when nursing home staff fail to meet residents’ basic needs for care and attention. This can involve insufficient assistance with activities of daily living, inadequate nutrition, dehydration, poor hygiene, or neglecting residents’ medical needs. Signs of neglect and abandonment may manifest as weight loss, bedsores, infections, or unattended health conditions.

    Financial Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

    Nursing home abuse can also encompass financial exploitation, where staff members or others exploit residents financially by misusing their funds, assets, or property. Sexual abuse, involving any non-consensual sexual contact with a resident, is another heinous form of abuse. Signs of these types of abuse may include unexplained financial transactions, missing personal belongings, or physical signs of sexual abuse.

    If you suspect nursing home abuse in Georgia, it’s crucial to take action to protect your loved ones. Our Georgia law firm specializes in elder abuse cases, including nursing home abuse. We are dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of elderly residents and their families, helping them seek justice and compensation for the harm they have endured. Contact us for a free consultation if you believe your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Georgia.

  • Can any personal injury lawyer handle my nursing home malpractice case?

    No. That’s like asking, “I need brain surgery; can my primary care provider do it?” For brain surgery, you need a brain surgeon. For a medical malpractice case, you need a medical malpractice attorney. Davis Adams exclusively represents medical malpractice victims; that’s why you won’t find information about personal injury cases on this website. In contrast, most other firms that solicit medical malpractice clients primarily handle car wrecks and other personal injury cases. Just visit their websites, and you’ll see.

    You have one opportunity to make the right decision for your Georgia medical malpractice case. We recommend asking every lawyer the following questions before making your choice:

    Is your practice dedicated exclusively to medical malpractice cases?

    If not, what percentage of your firm’s cases involve medical malpractice?

    How many medical malpractice cases in Georgia have you successfully handled in the past 12 months?

    Can you provide examples of Georgia medical malpractice cases similar to mine that you’ve successfully resolved?

    Is your firm based in Georgia, with a long history of winning cases throughout the state?

    When you’ve asked these questions and listened to the responses, you’ll likely discover that few law firms — other than Davis Adams — can provide good answers. We’d be honored to have the opportunity to speak with you.

  • How much does Davis Adams charge to handle nursing home malpractice cases?

    Like all reputable medical malpractice law firms in Georgia, our firm operates on a contingency fee model. If we recover money for our clients, we earn a percentage. If we don’t recover any money, we’re paid nothing. Don’t be fooled by the flashy TV and billboard lawyers who advertise “No fee unless you win” as if they’re offering a special deal. They’re not – all reputable law firms offer the same contingency fee payment structure.

  • Who can file a lawsuit for nursing home malpractice in Georgia?

    A variety of people may be able to file a lawsuit for nursing home malpractice in Georgia, including: 

    A person injured by medical malpractice (or their representative) can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Georgia to recover special damages (medical bills, lost wages, etc.) and general damages (commonly referred to as “pain and suffering”); 

    The spouse of a person injured by medical malpractice can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Georgia to recover for loss of consortium (essentially, harm to the marital relationship); 

    The spouse, parents, or child of a person killed by medical malpractice can file a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit in Georgia to recover for the “full value of the life” of the decedent; and 

    The estate representative for a person killed by medical malpractice can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Georgia to recover for the pain and suffering the decedent experienced before death, medical bills and final expenses, and in some cases, the full value of the decedent’s life (on behalf of the decedent’s next of kin).

  • How long will my nursing home case take?

    Every Georgia medical malpractice case involving nursing home negligence is different. Some take a few months, and some take a few years. As a general rule, we’ve traditionally advised our clients that their case will likely settle or go to trial within 24 months of our firm being hired. However, as the court system continues to recover from the Covid backlog, getting a case to trial now takes closer to 36 months.

  • How much is my nursing home negligence case worth?

    We’d encourage you to run — don’t walk — away from any lawyer who tells you what your nursing home negligence case is “worth” before doing the work necessary to answer that question honestly. Before any lawyer can begin to value your case, they must engage you as a client, meet with you to hear and understand the story of what happened, order and analyze your medical records, hire expert witnesses, determine the venue for your case (the county in which the lawsuit would be filed), and confirm that amount of insurance coverage available from the defendant(s). Until those tasks are completed, no good lawyer will attempt to give you a reliable estimate as to what your case may be worth.

  • Does Davis Adams take nursing home negligence cases of all sizes?

    Because our firm is designed to be small and highly specialized, we’re selective in the cases we can take. At any given time, we’re typically litigating about 10 cases — and each year, we receive about 1700 inquiries from prospective clients. While we’d like to help more people, we’re not willing to sacrifice the quality of our work. Thus, we limit our engagements to those involving death or catastrophic harm, where we feel like we can make the greatest impact for the client.

  • Will my nursing home malpractice case go to trial?

    The majority of Georgia medical malpractice cases are resolved through settlements prior to reaching trial, but it’s crucial to approach each case with the possibility of trial in mind from the very beginning. The reason is simple: we cannot predict which cases will ultimately go before a jury. Consequently, our medical malpractice lawyers litigate every case with a focus on trial preparation. This approach not only strengthens our client’s position during pre-trial settlement negotiations but also ensures that we are fully prepared to present our case to a jury should a negotiated resolution prove unattainable.

  • Does Davis Adams handle nursing home malpractice cases outside of Georgia?

    Yes, we routinely take complex cases around the country that require our advanced level of medical negligence expertise. To date, we’ve helped medical malpractice victims in 46 states.

  • Why should I hire Davis Adams?

    Our marketing people tell us this should be the first FAQ, not the last. We disagree. You should have the opportunity to learn who we are and what we’re all about before we ask for your trust in handling your medical malpractice case. We hope the information you’ve already seen gives you a sense of what makes us different, and better.

    Why do we think we’re better?

    First, we’re laser-focused on one thing: helping medical malpractice victims in serious cases, all day, every day. That’s a commitment we’ve made. By contrast, most other lawyers claiming to handle medical malpractice cases spend the majority of their time working on matters other than medical malpractice — car and truck wrecks, etc. Our dedication to those injured by medical negligence sets us apart.

    Second, we know Georgia; it’s home for us and always has been. We’ve earned our reputation as effective and respected Georgia medical malpractice attorneys among judges, court clerks, defense lawyers, risk managers, claims adjusters, and mediators over nearly two decades. Our deep local knowledge and long-standing relationships in the legal and medical communities are absolutely essential to getting the best results for our clients.

    Finally, we’ve consistently achieved extraordinary results for victims of medical negligence in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. You can see what we’ve accomplished on the Case Results page of this website, and what our clients think of us on the Client Reviews page. The people who’ve hired and trusted us in their time of greatest need are glad they did. And that’s what matters most of all.

You’re hurting.

An unfortunate trait of lawyers is that sometimes we talk when we should instead just listen. So that’s what we do first: we listen to your story, we hear what you’ve been through, and we learn as much as possible about your pain.

You’ve been through enough.

A healthcare provider you trusted for healing instead has caused harm. Even worse, when you ask questions about what went wrong, you’re unlikely to get honest answers because while your doctor should be talking to you, they are talking to their insurance company.

Let our Atlanta nursing home malpractice lawyers take it from here.

The physical and emotional load you’re carrying right now is heavy — let us help. If you or a loved one in Georgia has experienced nursing home abuse, we know exactly what to do, and we’re ready to get to work. Please contact us today so we can get started.