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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs
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      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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      Angie Hemmings
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      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
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      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
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      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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      Stephanie is an experienced client care liaison and administrative legal assistant. Driven by compassion, she takes pride in providing our clients with care, answering questions, office support, and ensuring client satisfaction. When she is not keeping busy with work Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, running, and spending time with her family and friends!

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While everyone should be able to expect that nursing home residents are safe and secure, the sad reality is nursing home abuse is a constant threat. There are many potential warning signs of abuse, including physical injuries, emotional withdrawal, and open fear.

If you believe your loved one in an Augusta nursing home has suffered abuse, your first step should be to ensure their safety. Following that, you could benefit from a discussion with an accomplished personal injury attorney experienced with nursing home abuse.

Lawsuits over nursing home abuse and neglect can be challenging—witnesses may not always understand that they have suffered abuse, and nursing homes have significant resources to fight back. An Augusta nursing home abuse lawyer could help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse Claims

There are five types of abuse around which an Augusta nursing home abuse attorney could center a civil claim:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Neglect

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any physical force used to cause pain or injury to a nursing home resident. This category of abuse also includes unnecessary physical or chemical restraint, as well as a nursing home employee punching, slapping, grabbing, or choking a resident.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is unfortunately rampant in assisted living facilities. In many cases, nursing home residents lack the mental capacity to consent to a sexual act. Accordingly, this form of abuse includes any form of non-consensual sexual contact with a nursing home resident.

Emotional Abuse

Not all abuse in a nursing home results in physical injuries. Emotional abuse involves any words or actions that lead to fear, anguish, or emotional pain in a resident. These claims may result from a staff member shouting, yelling, or threatening a resident.

Financial Abuse

While Augusta nursing home residents have the right to maintain their own finances, many vulnerable seniors are victimized financially in nursing homes. This can include anything from theft to the unauthorized alteration of a will or estate plan.

Neglect

Simply ignoring the needs of a nursing home resident can be one of the most severe forms of abuse. In some cases, neglect can lead to fatal injury or illness that would have been avoidable with sufficient care. Some cases of neglect are intentional, while others are related to a facility’s staffing issues.

Statute of Limitations in Augusta

All lawsuits filed in the state of Georgia must comply with the statute of limitations, which sets a legal deadline for the filing of a lawsuit. If a nursing home injury lawyer in Augusta files suit on behalf of the plaintiff after the statute expires, the court could bar the claim permanently. Under Georgia law, the statute of limitations expires two years from the date the injury or illness occurs. A dedicated nursing home abuse lawyer in Augusta could help an individual file a claim promptly.

Call an Augusta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

Learning that your loved one suffered abuse at a nursing home can be extremely difficult. There is no excuse for abuse in a nursing facility, and an experienced injury attorney could help you hold the nursing home and their employees responsible for their actions.

Due to the statute of limitations, it is crucial to avoid delay in filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. To move forward with your claim, contact an Augusta nursing home abuse lawyer right away.

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