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Elder Abuse | Frontline - Life and Death in Assisted Living

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Most people recognize the growing need for the assistive care of the elderly in the United States.  Because many are reluctant to place their loved one in a true nursing home environment, the "assisted living" community has been an option many have turned to in recent years.  However, assisted living communities escape many governmental regulations that may put your loved one at great risk of danger.

This "assisted living" industry is growing at a rapid rate in the United States.  What most people do not know is that many regulations that apply to the nursing home setting for the protection of our loved one, do not apply to the assisted living environment.  The below documentary video aired recently on public television; it chronicles the development and potential hazards this option may create.  Only you can determine whether an "assisted living" environment is the right for your loved one.

Frontline | Life and Death in Assisted Living

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If someone in your family or someone you know has been the victim of this type of danger, neglect or abuse, we invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your options.




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Sam has a long history of local ties to middle Georgia. He was born and reared in Marshallville, Macon County, Georgia, in a family associated with theorigin of today’s Peach industry. Sam earned his B.S. degree in Ocean Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1993. After completing the Navy’s nuclear power training program, he served aboard a fast attack nuclear submarine as a naval Submarine Warfare Officer and was certified by the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy as a Nuclear Engineer. In the Navy, Sam maintained a Top Secret – SCI security clearance and circumnavigated theworld during his tour of duty, successfully completing missions vital to U.S. national security, before beginning his legal career in 2002. Sam holds his Juris Doctor from theNorman Adrian Wiggins School of Lawat Campbell University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sam’s practice is now devoted to representing the rights of the injured, the families of deceased victims, and a select number of other clients in litigation. He has repeatedly served as lead counsel in jury trials resulting in six and seven figure verdicts, numerous bench trials, hearings, and motions. He has been recognized as one of the top young lawyers in Georgia and named a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine and the Super Lawyers™ publication in 2009 and 2010 (only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Georgia are listed as a Rising Star). Sam has also received the "AV" Preeminant Rating by Martindale Hubble, the highest attorney rating for demonstrated skill, professionalism and ethics. Sam is married and has three children. He is one of the founding members of the practice.


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