Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

John E. Suthers was among the first lawyers in the United States to sue a nursing home and hold it accountable for nursing home abuse and neglect. Since the 1990s, Mr. Suthers has represented individuals and families all across Georgia and South Carolina, who were victims of elder abuse and neglect while residing in nursing homes. As one of the first nursing home abuse lawyers in the United States, Mr. Suthers is often associated by other lawyers and law firms to assist them in cases involving neglect and abuse in nursing homes. He and his firm have also handled cases involving abuse in assisted living facilities and personal care homes. Because of his experience in nursing home litigation, Mr. Suthers has been asked to speak at seminars on a wide variety of subjects related to nursing home litigation, including common signs of abuse in nursing homes, neglect in nursing homes, and maximizing damages in a nursing home lawsuit.

Some of the most common types of nursing home injury cases that we have handled involve:

Other types of cases that we handle involving long-term care facilities include:

  • Medication Errors
    1. Over-medication
    2. Under-medication; and
    3. Wrong Medication
  • Assault/Battery cases
    1. Resident on Resident;
    2. Staff on Resident; and
    3. Sexual Assault on Resident.

Nursing home cases involve complex issues in the fields of law and medicine. Therefore, you should hire only a nursing home abuse lawyer who has the necessary experience and resources to pursue your claim and obtain a meaningful recovery. Nursing home cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless you obtain a recovery. Dating back to the 1990s, Suthers Law Firm has helped families throughout Georgia and South Carolina obtain compensation for serious injuries, such as bed sores, falls and fractures, malnutrition, dehydration, medication errors and other life-threatening injuries resulting from nursing home negligence.

Each year, thousands of our most vulnerable citizens are abused, neglected, injured and killed in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes throughout the United States. Many of the victims are frail and cannot help themselves, and are dependent upon the nurses and staff at the facilities to meet their most basic needs. It has been our experience that many of the nursing home problems that arise can be traced to staffing issues, either a lack of staff or inadequately trained staff or both. Lack of proper supervision or assistance can also lead to personal injuries or wrongful deaths, such as when residents fall and suffer broken bones or closed head injuries or residents who wander away from a facility and are injured or killed.

For more information on this subject and to view helpful resources for families who have loved ones in a nursing home or are faced with placing loved ones in a nursing home, please visit our Nursing Home Resource Center.

If you have a loved one who has been a victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or personal care home, contact us online or call Suthers Law Firm toll free at 1-800-320-2384 for a FREE consultation.