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      Scott Pryor

      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

      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 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

      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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      Gilbert Abad

      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

      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

      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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Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a common occurrence. From physical assaults to financial fraud, there are countless ways that a person could take advantage of a resident in an assisted living facility.

If someone you love has been the victim of nursing home abuse, enlisting the help of a dedicated personal injury attorney could be helpful. A Gainesville nursing home abuse lawyer could evaluate your case and help you recover compensation from an abusive facility or its staff members.

Understanding Nursing Home Abuse

Many incidents of nursing home abuse involve some form of physical assault, which can include hitting, kicking, or punching as well as the unnecessary or excessive use of restraints by nursing home staff.

Sexual abuse is unfortunately common in nursing homes. This and other types of mistreatment such as neglect are more likely to occur when a facility lacks an adequate number of staff members.

While the law allows nursing home residents to control their finances, many are susceptible to financial abuse in the form of fraud or extortion. This can involve theft of property from a resident’s room or even forcing them to amend their will or gift assets to the abuser.

Nursing home residents can be extremely vulnerable to emotional abuse, as well. This abuse can take many forms, including shouting, threats, or even the silent treatment. In any of these circumstances, an experienced Gainesville nursing home abuse attorney could help a resident and their family recover monetary compensation to offset their losses and damages.

Compensation Available in an Abuse Lawsuit

There are two types of compensation available in any nursing home abuse case: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are easily identifiable by their monetary value and can compensate a plaintiff for losses such as medical bills or property damage.

Furthermore, non-economic damages can be more difficult to calculate, as they lack an objective value. This form of damages is intended to compensate a plaintiff for physical and emotional losses like pain and suffering and are subjective and could differ greatly from one case to another. A Gainesville attorney familiar with nursing home abuse cases could help a plaintiff calculate their non-economic damages.

In rare cases, punitive damages may also be available. These damages are not designed to compensate a plaintiff but rather to punish an abuser for particularly egregious behavior. Punitive damages can be awarded in addition to any economic or non-economic compensation the jury awards to the claimant.

Speak with a Gainesville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

Identifying which parties are responsible for your loved one’s abuse can be challenging, especially without qualified legal counsel. A nursing home and its staff often close ranks after an abuse allegation, making it difficult to identify the culprit.

However, a seasoned attorney from our firm would have the skills and experience needed to determine what exactly happened. If your loved one was subjected to adverse treatment at an assisted living facility, a Gainesville nursing home abuse lawyer could help you hold the responsible party accountable in court, so call us today to get started.

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