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Federal Authorities Investigating Georgia Nursing Home

By Grant Law Office on September 9, 2015

Oklahoma Nursing Home AbuseLast April, 77 year old Carol Sheppard was rushed to the emergency room with a three inch gash on her head and bleeding on the brain. What else nurses and doctors discovered was very disturbing. Sheppard, a resident of the New London Healthcare Center for four years, was found to have a bed sore that went to her bone, severely ingrown toenails, an open wound on her hand with a bandage that hadn’t been changed for days. Hospital staff also described her as being in overall, poor hygiene.

According to a July report on Atlanta’s 11Alive, Sheppard’s grandson said, “It’s gruesome. The doctors said she suffered some sort of traumatic event.” The nursing home was unable to explain how the bedridden patient who could move on her own sustained her head injury. The grandson moved Mrs. Sheppard out of the New London facility into a different nursing home where she died three weeks later. Local police and federal authorities are now investigating New London Healthcare Center.

The Carol Sheppard incident isn’t the only allegation of poor care at New London. Rebecca Beaty, whose mother was at the facility for five years, said she made numerous written complaints to New London’s director of nursing and administrator with no results. Beaty describes her mother’s condition during one visit: “Finding her oxygen canister on the floor, not even turned on, covered in feces, the plug in her feeding tube had come undone, and covered in her lunch, finding her hanging off the bed.”

As the country’s population ages, nursing home abuse threatens to become a growing problem. If you are unhappy with the care a loved one is receiving at a nursing facility, you need to act quickly. Remove the person from the home as soon as possible and contact and experienced Atlanta elderly abuse attorney. Grant Law Office is a passionate advocate for the rights and welfare of the elderly. Call us today at (404) 995-3955 for a free case evaluation.

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