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Assaults and Negligent Security on Medical Campuses

The long list of hospitals and mental health facilities in the Atlanta metro serving patients with behavioral health issues shows just how many people in Georgia require this type of care, much of it fueled by the epidemic of substance use disorders and addiction plaguing not just our state but all across the country. The fact that patients might have behavioral health issues due to substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or other conditions doesn’t excuse the fact that violent outbursts could occur in these facilities. If anything, it should heighten the awareness and duty of the hospital to supervise patients and protect all patients from harming themselves or others.

At The Schermerhorn Firm, our personal injury law practice has had the experience of representing several victims of assault on medical campuses in Georgia, holding hospitals liable for their failure to properly supervise and protect patients in their care. We’ve developed the expertise to vigorously and effectively advocate for assault victims in this niche area, giving our firm a leg up when presented with cases of this nature.

Whether you or your loved one was admitted for short-term crisis stabilization or a longer stay to treat persistent issues, all patients deserve to receive quality care in a safe environment with proper security protocols in place to protect patients from assault. If you or a family member were injured in an assault at Georgia Regional Hospital-Atlanta, Peachford Hospital, Riverwoods Behavioral Health, Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital in Norcross, or any medical facility in the Atlanta metro or statewide, contact The Schermerhorn Firm to speak with our skilled and experienced Atlanta medical campus negligent security lawyer.

The Duty of Medical Facilities

Georgia law, specifically O.C.G.A. 51-3-1, states that a property owner is liable in damages to people lawfully on the premises for injuries caused by the owner or occupier’s failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises safe. Just like a shopping center or apartment complex, medical facilities have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for all patients and visitors. This includes implementing adequate security measures to prevent assaults and ensuring that patients with known behavioral health issues are properly supervised to prevent them from harming others. When hospitals fail in these responsibilities, they can and should be held liable for the resulting injuries and trauma.

Your Rights as a Victim

If you’ve been a victim of an assault on a medical campus, you have the right to seek compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our aggressive legal team at The Schermerhorn Firm is dedicated to holding negligent medical facilities accountable and securing the maximum compensation for our clients.

How We Fight for You

Our approach is thorough and consistent. We start by conducting a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your assault. We gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with security experts to build a strong case. Our firm is skilled in negotiating settlements yet also ready to take your case to trial if necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. Importantly, we have a record of experience and success handling these specific kinds of cases, which means we are ready to start immediately in pursuing your claim for justice and compensation.

Contact The Schermerhorn Firm Today

Don’t let negligent security on a medical campus rob you of your safety and peace of mind. If you or a loved one has been assaulted due to inadequate security measures at a Georgia hospital, contact The Schermerhorn Firm today. Our dedicated Atlanta personal injury team is ready to fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that justice is served. Call us at 404-596-4462 for a free consultation and take the first step toward reclaiming your life.

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