Mistakes to Avoid in a Nursing Home Abuse Claim

In this video, our Atlanta injury attorney discusses what mistakes to avoid in a nursing home abuse claim. Contact our office to learn more.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid when filing a nursing home abuse claim?

Answer:

Mistakes to Avoid in a Nursing Home Abuse ClaimWhen we have clients seek our help with potential nursing home negligence cases, they often find that they’ve harmed their case without even knowing it. One thing that we see potential clients do is not report the negligent conduct to the nursing home itself. Nursing homes generally have an oversight staff and risk managers whose job it is to make sure that things are done properly. If you don’t report these things to the nursing home staff, then they never get documented, and when we seek to bring a claim about them later on, it looks like you were simply raising them well after the fact. Reporting and pursuing these types of matters is something that often will curb this careless behavior, and by your actions, you may help people down the line not have to deal with the same problems as your loved one.

Additionally, we see people harm their cases when they delay too long and don’t hire the right attorney. If you hire an attorney who doesn’t know how to handle a nursing home negligence case, you run the risk of evidence being lost and your claim not being preserved in a manner that allows it to be presented later. Make sure you hire the right attorney to handle your case.


Have you or a loved one been the victim of nursing home negligence in Georgia and have questions about what mistakes to avoid when filing a nursing home abuse claim?
Contact the experienced Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
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