People trust nursing homes with their loved ones in the most vulnerable stages of their lives and have a right to expect that their patients’ health, safety and well-being will be top priorities. Sadly, inadequate and unsafe care and outright abuse of nursing home patients is all too common in Louisiana and across the United States.

If you have reason to suspect your loved one is being abused, neglected, or not provided safe care in a nursing home, we encourage you to call the Law Offices of Gia Kosmitis APLC as soon as possible. Experienced attorney Gia Kosmitis along with registered nurse Shelly Hebert will listen with respect to your concerns and provide clear counsel on your legal options available to hold the offending facility accountable for their substandard care. We strive to improve the quality of care for all our community and hold those accountable that refuse to follow the rules of safe prudent health care.

Call an experienced team today with your concerns of abuse and neglect at 318-865-9800 or send us an email at giak@kosmitis.com.

Common Examples of Nursing Home Abuse:

Falls and fracturesPhysical or chemical restraintsMalnutrition or dehydration
Pressure sores (bedsores)Inefficient supervisionUnexplained injuries
Physical abuseWeight lossSeptic shock or infections
Gangrene and amputationsTheft of money or possessionsWrongful death
Unsanitary conditionsStaffing insufficienciesAbandonment
Lack of hygienic careDefective equipmentSexual abuse

Are You or a Loved One at Risk of Elder Abuse?

Many elders who can no longer care for themselves are tragically abused or exploited by the very people who are supposed to help them. Elder abuse results from the unintentional, ignorant or even malicious actions of close relatives, healthcare providers or others in positions of trust. Other instances of elder abuse result from poor standards of care in nursing facilities or hospitals.


Download the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Complaint Form, or contact them at 1-888-810-1819. The Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website allows clients to research nursing homes by region, to find out about citations against particular nursing homes and to obtain an overall rating of the nursing home.


Elderly people with the following conditions are particularly susceptible to abuse:

  • Poor memory
  • Histories of criminal activity
  • Histories of drug abuse
  • Histories of depression


The most common signs of abuse are:

  • Restraint markings
  • Personality changes resembling dementia
  • Bruising or scarring
  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained infections

A Team You Can Trust.

If you suspect that you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice in Louisiana, contact attorney Gia Kosmitis at the Law Offices of Gia Kosmitis APLC—a Louisiana medical malpractice law firm—today. The firm represents clients in all parts of Louisiana, Texas, and adjoining states, including, but not limited to: Shreveport-Bossier, Ruston, Minden, Homer, Alexandria, Monroe, Bastrop, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Oakdale, Tallulah, Rayville, Mansfield, Many, Natchitoches, Springhill, Ville Platte, Covington, and Hammond, in addition to all Louisiana Parishes: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn Parishes. Call 318-865-9800 or submit an online email directly to us now.