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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. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

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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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      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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Once a family makes the difficult decision to allow nursing home physicians and staff to care for their loved one, an expectation exists that their loved one will receive adequate care at all times. Often, however, nursing homes are understaffed, and the individuals who work there are over-worked. Several forms of abuse and neglect can result from the negligence of nursing care facilities or their staff.

If you or a family member has suffered abuse in a nursing home, a personal injury attorney may help you consider the next steps in the legal process. Contact a Gwinnett County nursing home abuse lawyer for an evaluation of your claim if you suspect that a nursing home’s negligence caused you or your loved one’s injuries.

Recoverable Damages in an Elder Abuse Case

Victims of nursing home abuse may require surgery, physical therapy, or rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. They may also experience mental, emotional, or physical suffering, all of which could influence the compensation amount.

If the nursing home in a particular case deviated from the standard of care, thereby causing the patient’s injuries, the facility could be liable for damages. Individuals who have sustained injuries due to a nursing home physician or staff’s negligence often seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

A nursing home abuse lawyer in Peachtree Corners may be able to gather documentation to support an individual’s claim of abuse or neglect. It may also be important to consider whether the conduct involved in the incident warrants punitive damages. Typically, punitive damages are only appropriate in cases involving particularly egregious behavior. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney could walk an injured party through the role of punitive damages in their particular case.

Litigation Process

Although a Peachtree Corners nursing home abuse attorney could resolve an individual’s claim by settlement, a lawsuit may be necessary in certain cases. To preserve the right to recover damages, an individual generally must file a lawsuit within a certain period of time, known as the state of limitations. In Georgia, victims usually have two years to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit, but there may be exceptions. It could be beneficial to discuss the filing deadline in a particular case with a Gwinnett County nursing home abuse attorney.

It may also be in an individual’s best interest to begin building their case as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline approaches. Gathering evidence such as medical records, bills, and videos before filing a lawsuit can take weeks or months. It may also be easier to locate witnesses and evidence soon after the incident occurred rather than months or years later.

Contact a Gwinnett County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

Nursing home staff and physicians have a duty to provide adequate care to their patients, including monitoring and providing proper nutrition. When a nursing home fails in their duty of care and injuries occur as a result of their negligence, they should be held accountable for their actions.

Discovering that a loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home is a difficult realization, whether it occurred once or over a period of time. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury attorney could pursue compensation from the responsible parties. Contact a Gwinnett County nursing home abuse lawyer today to discuss your case.

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