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How Do I Report Nursing Home Abuse in Georgia?

By Butler Prather LLP on September 12, 2019

Nobody should ever have to worry about their loved ones being abused or neglected in a Georgia nursing home. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect are a problem in this state. It is important that you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse as well as how to report it to authorities. How do I report suspected abuse or neglect? If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, call the Georgia Department of Community Heath’s Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) division at 800-878-6442. On their website, you can…

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Are Nursing Homes Liable for Fall Injuries?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 17, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), millions of people aged 65 and older fall. They state that one out of four older people fall each year and that falling once doubles their chances of falling again. For older citizens, falling can cause serious injuries and even death. The CDC says that: One out of every five falls causes a serious injury like a head injury or broken bone. Three million older people are treated in ERs each year due to fall injuries. Over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year due to fall injuries. Around 300,000 older people are…

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