Kent Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

For every case of elder abuse that gets reported, it’s estimated that 24 go unreported. Clearly, our elderly loved ones are vulnerable to this pervasive problem. Has someone you know been severely neglected or abused at a nursing home? Please reach out to a Kent nursing home abuse lawyer for assistance.

Your loved one may be able to pursue compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering arising from their injuries.

Holding Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Facilities Accountable

It’s rarely easy or straightforward to file a personal injury claim against a nursing home. You may quickly find yourself frustrated by the process or facing the nursing home’s legal representatives. By engaging a skilled nursing home abuse lawyer, you can rest assured that someone will be in your loved one’s corner.

Our legal team can help by:

  • Investigating the facts of what happened, including history of the nursing home.
  • Filing a personal injury claim on your loved one’s behalf.
  • Providing you with legal assistance throughout the process.

Plus, in the event we’re unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we can take your case to court.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse to Watch For

How do you know if your loved one is being neglected? Often, the signs are subtle and easy to miss. Besides this, your loved one may hesitate or unable to communicate what’s happening. It’s important that family and friends stay connected and involved to ensure the safety of their loved one.

Here are some signs to watch for:

  • Bedsores
  • Bruises or lacerations
  • Social withdrawal
  • Poor hygiene and/or unkempt living space
  • Signs of agitation, such as rocking or nail biting
  • Unusual weight loss

Please note, just because you’ve observed one or more of these signs, doesn’t mean abuse has happened. There can be other factors at play. Therefore, we recommend that you reach out to an experienced lawyer you can help investigate further.

Nursing Home Resident Rights

In the state of Washington, nursing home residents have rights that are protected under RCW 70.129.105. Specifically, this law prevents facilities from asking residents to sign waivers that hold them harmless if they experienced property loss or injury. In other words, residents can take legal action against a nursing home.

Speak to a Lawyer from our Team

Call a Kent nursing home abuse lawyer and ask to schedule a free case evaluation. During that meeting, we’ll be able to discuss your legal options. There’s no risk or obligation to speak with us, and all meetings are strictly confidential. Not able to meet us in the office? We’re happy to come to your home, hospital, or even conduct a virtual meeting. When you call, let us know how we can best assist.

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