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      Scott Pryor

      Attorney at Law - Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • James MacLelland
      James MacLelland

      COO - James has 25 years of experience building productive teams, scalable processes, and profitable businesses.  Immediately prior to joining The Scott Pryor Law Group, as COO of a national law firm, James built and operated one of the largest legal intake teams in the country. Guiding a team of 70 individuals running 24/7 and 365 days a year they successfully marketed, retained, and onboarded over 200 new clients to the firm daily, achieving a pace and capacity of over 50,000 new clients annually. 

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    • Philip Lorenz
      Philip Lorenz

      Attorney at Law - Philip W. (“Phil”) Lorenz is a seasoned trial attorney, Phil has tried, mediated, or facilitated settlement of tens of millions of dollars in claims and lawsuits over the course of his career.

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    • Paul Dietrick
      Paul Dietrick

      Attorney at Law - Paul A. Dietrick has practiced civil trial law for over forty years, in State and Federal Courts, and Georgia Appellate Courts. Paul is a zealous guardian of the rights of those injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Paul’s clients have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

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    • Jocelyn Galloway
      Jocelyn Galloway

      Attorney at Law - Jocelyn Galloway is an attorney with over a decade of experience and a legal process innovator who has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of plaintiffs against large corporations.

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Client Experience Manager - Angie joined The Scott Pryor Law Group and quickly made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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      Rhonda Anzaldua

      Marketing Manager - Rhonda brings over 20 years of customer service and hospitality experience to the marketing and intake team. She is passionate about providing our clients with an outstanding experience from the very first day, and prides herself in her ability to be straightforward and honest but also able to empathize and offer comfort in the difficult conversations.

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      Steve Ware

      Senior Case Manager

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While everyone should be able to expect that nursing home residents are safe and secure, the sad reality is nursing home abuse is a constant threat. There are many potential warning signs of abuse, including physical injuries, emotional withdrawal, and open fear.

If you believe your loved one in an Augusta nursing home has suffered abuse, your first step should be to ensure their safety. Following that, you could benefit from a discussion with an accomplished personal injury attorney experienced with nursing home abuse.

Lawsuits over nursing home abuse and neglect can be challenging—witnesses may not always understand that they have suffered abuse, and nursing homes have significant resources to fight back. An Augusta nursing home abuse lawyer could help you effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse Claims

There are five types of abuse around which an Augusta nursing home abuse attorney could center a civil claim:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Neglect

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any physical force used to cause pain or injury to a nursing home resident. This category of abuse also includes unnecessary physical or chemical restraint, as well as a nursing home employee punching, slapping, grabbing, or choking a resident.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is unfortunately rampant in assisted living facilities. In many cases, nursing home residents lack the mental capacity to consent to a sexual act. Accordingly, this form of abuse includes any form of non-consensual sexual contact with a nursing home resident.

Emotional Abuse

Not all abuse in a nursing home results in physical injuries. Emotional abuse involves any words or actions that lead to fear, anguish, or emotional pain in a resident. These claims may result from a staff member shouting, yelling, or threatening a resident.

Financial Abuse

While Augusta nursing home residents have the right to maintain their own finances, many vulnerable seniors are victimized financially in nursing homes. This can include anything from theft to the unauthorized alteration of a will or estate plan.


Simply ignoring the needs of a nursing home resident can be one of the most severe forms of abuse. In some cases, neglect can lead to fatal injury or illness that would have been avoidable with sufficient care. Some cases of neglect are intentional, while others are related to a facility’s staffing issues.

Statute of Limitations in Augusta

All lawsuits filed in the state of Georgia must comply with the statute of limitations, which sets a legal deadline for the filing of a lawsuit. If a nursing home injury lawyer in Augusta files suit on behalf of the plaintiff after the statute expires, the court could bar the claim permanently. Under Georgia law, the statute of limitations expires two years from the date the injury or illness occurs. A dedicated nursing home abuse lawyer in Augusta could help an individual file a claim promptly.

Call an Augusta Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Today

Learning that your loved one suffered abuse at a nursing home can be extremely difficult. There is no excuse for abuse in a nursing facility, and an experienced injury attorney could help you hold the nursing home and their employees responsible for their actions.

Due to the statute of limitations, it is crucial to avoid delay in filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. To move forward with your claim, contact an Augusta nursing home abuse lawyer right away.

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