Nursing homes are in the business of caring for people who cannot take care of themselves. This is what they are paid for. When they fail to do this, and the result is an injury to an elderly person, the nursing home should be held accountable. This is important not only in terms of getting compensation for the victim, but to prevent the same acts of negligence from occurring again and again at the same nursing home.

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, we take aggressive action against Atlanta nursing homes in cases involving elder neglect or abuse. If your elderly loved one has been hurt at a care facility, we will take action to get full compensation.

Why Did the Neglect Happen?

While a thorough investigation is often necessary to prove exactly what happened, it is often very clear what the root cause of the neglect was. A nursing home that does not have sufficient staff or that hires poorly trained staff cannot expect to properly provide for the needs of elderly people. Unfortunately, nursing homes do this all the time in an attempt to save money and protect their bottom lines.

Briggs Winston We handle nursing home abuse cases involving:

  • Bedsores and infections
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Falls
  • Medication errors
  • With more than 30 years of experience on our side, we know the importance of reviewing videotapes and gathering every piece of evidence in order to prove our case.

Bedridden patients are susceptible to a number of health conditions that mobile patients typically are not. This can be especially true for patients who don’t have the ability to move themselves or roll over on their own. One of the most prominent of these conditions is bedsores. Bedsores are blisters that can develop when a patient stays in one position for too long without being moved.

Patients who are prone to bedsores need to be moved regularly in order to avoid excessive pressure, especially on the shoulder, hip and pelvic bones. By receiving this basic but critical care, nursing home patients can avoid these painful and often problematic injuries. If your loved one has developed bedsores while under the care of a nursing home, you should speak to a personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options and if you have a claim for damages.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Loved One’s Injuries

Also referred to as pressure ulcers, bedsores can progress into severe wounds that destroy healthy flesh and muscle if left untreated. The worst part about these injuries is that they could all be avoided if the nursing home staff would take the time to help their residents to roll over on a regular basis. Failure to do so creates avoidable and unnecessary pain and suffering for your loved one.

Briggs WinstonAt the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our Atlanta bedsores lawyers are diligent in our pursuit of justice for those who have suffered at the hands of negligent nursing home staff members. We know the standard of care that nursing homes are held to, and we are here to hold them accountable when they fail to meet it. We work tirelessly to obtain the compensation your loved one needs to recover from his or her injuries as well as any punitive damages that may be available.

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Contact our office today to discuss your claim with our Atlanta attorneys representing victims of nursing home negligence and learn more about how we can help you. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
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To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
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