Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Litigation Attorney Represents Families and Institutions
Protecting seniors from abuse and healthcare providers from false claims
Most nursing homes are conscientious about providing effective round-the-clock medical assistance in a compassionate, wholesome environment. However, any industry that cares for the frail is naturally vulnerable to accusations of neglect or mistreatment.
While neglect occurs more often than anyone would like, many claims are unsubstantiated. Because it is often the word of a nursing home worker against the word of an elderly person, sorting out the truth can be difficult. The Law Offices of Michael D. Harper, P.C. provides representation to all parties involved in litigation over suspected nursing home abuse or neglect. I bring claims for residents and their families. I also defend Atlanta institutions and workers against claims of abuse or neglect.
I handle cases involving accusations of a failure to provide proper and adequate healthcare or appropriate supervision, resulting in:
- Injury or fracture from falls
- Bed sores (pressure ulcers)
- Physical abuse
- Mental abuse
- Sexual abuse
Whether you are trying to protect a loved one from harm or defend your organization against accusations, I have the experience and skill to help.
Protecting seniors’ rights to safe, effective healthcare
Nursing homes are supposed to provide comprehensive and attentive care to our loved ones. When that care turns to abuse, however, the consequences can be devastating. Unethical nursing home staff prey upon the vulnerable and the frail. Compounding the problem, some patients have no family to witness the abuse or they suffer from ailments that prevent them from speaking out. I help victims of nursing home abuse obtain safe, effective healthcare and receive compensation for injuries suffered at the hands of negligent or malevolent nursing home staff.
I do not tolerate violation of patients’ rights. I demand compensation for their injuries, their movement to a safe place, punishment of individuals who are engaging in abuse and the immediate remedy of violations at the nursing home facility.
Defending adult care institutions and workers from false claims
The Law Offices of Michael D. Harper, P.C. defends nursing homes and their staff members from accusations of neglect and abuse, allowing the facilities and their employees to continue their good work to the benefit of our aging population.
In order for your nursing home, assisted living or hospice facility to continue to serve and prosper, you must protect its good name. It is an unfortunate reality that companies and individuals with a heartfelt mission can be driven from an industry by unfounded allegations. I use proven, effective strategies to minimize your exposure and contain damages, salvaging your business and allowing your valuable work to go on.
Rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act
The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) established a minimum standard of care for all patients receiving care in nursing home facilities. Prior to passage of this landmark legislation, nursing facilities and care were largely unregulated. Unfortunately, abuse still continues. NHRA states that each resident should enjoy these basic rights while living in a nursing home facility:
- Dignified existence
- Communication with people inside and outside the facility
- Access to services
- Freedom from physical abuse and neglect
- Protection from misappropriation of property
- Accommodation of medical, physical, psychological, and social needs
- Freedom to file a complaint if rights are violated
I am committed to making sure the elderly receive the care they deserve. I do this in two ways. By advocating for victims of abuse, I hold nursing homes to a higher standard. By defending institutions from false or exaggerated claims, I am able to help these organizations continue to provide service to the elderly.
Contact diligent and assertive nursing home neglect lawyers
Call The Law Offices of Michael D. Harper, P.C. at 404-857-0292 or contact me online to schedule your initial consultation. From my Atlanta office, I represent clients in and around Atlanta and Georgia.