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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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      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 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 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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      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 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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After a lifetime of hard work, your elderly loved ones deserve the safety and care they can no longer sustain on their own. Unfortunately, some Cobb County nursing facilities face issues like improper training and understaffing, which could, in turn, lead to your loved one suffering neglect or abuse.

Your loved ones have rights. Contact a Cobb County nursing home abuse lawyer to learn how to hold negligent assisted living facilities accountable and pursue financial compensation. A skilled personal injury attorney can review your case today.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

It is not always easy to detect the signs of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. Some signs are subtle, and some forms of abuse and neglect may leave no noticeable evidence of mistreatment. Still, certain common factors serve as red flags for potential abuse. A discussion with a Cobb County nursing home abuse attorney may provide useful insight into discovering signs of abuse or neglect. Generally speaking, warning signs include:

Bedsores

A bedsore is one of the most common signs of negligence or abuse. These wounds stem from an older adult sitting or lying in the same position for too long. Without proper care, bedsores can be a lingering, painful consequence of abuse.

Rapid Weight Loss

A significant change in the appetite of a nursing home patient is not in and of itself uncommon. However, rapid weight loss can also be a sign that something is wrong. In some cases, an understaffed facility may fail to notice that a patient is no longer eating. In other cases, an abusive staffer may withhold food as punishment.

Falls

One of the most common injuries in a nursing facility is a fall. While falls are not uncommon among the elderly, nursing home facilities should have safeguards in place to prevent these falls, including railings, clear walkways, and other features.

Wandering Patients

Patients who have dementia, when left unattended, are at risk of becoming confused and wandering off. When given the appropriate amount of attention and care, patients should not be able to leave designated areas of their nursing home without specific attention.

Signs of Restraint

While some elderly residents may present a physical risk to themselves or others at times, the use of restraints should be limited only to when they are absolutely necessary. Signs that an elderly patient has been restrained repeatedly, including marks on their wrists or symptoms of muscle atrophy, could be a red flag for abuse.

Financial Abuse Against Elderly Residents

While most instances regarding nursing home abuse center around a physical injury, it is essential to note that financial abuse of a senior is also a severe threat. The elderly often have assets saved from a lifetime of hard work; that, coupled with diminished capacity, can present a tempting target to unscrupulous nursing home staff. Common signs for financial abuse include:

  • Unexpected changes in wills or powers of attorney
  • Large bank account withdrawals
  • Missing heirlooms or other valuables
  • The unusual addition of a name to bank accounts

When financial abuse of a senior is suspected, a nursing home abuse lawyer in Cobb County may be able to help to recover the lost assets from the responsible party.

Call a Cobb County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

No older adult deserves to face abuse or neglect in a place where they expect to be cared for and treated with respect. If your loved one suffered an injury at a nursing home, call today to discuss your case with an experienced Cobb County nursing home abuse lawyer.

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