Lacey Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Elderly residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are vulnerable to neglect and abuse. If you suspect this has happened to a loved one, reach out to a Lacey nursing home abuse lawyer. A skilled lawyer can help by investigating the facts of your situation and let you know what legal options you have. Sometimes, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the best course of action.

The team at Ladenburg Law Injury Attorneys offers free case reviews. Plus, we only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. In other words, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse can be Subtle

In some cases, the abuse is obvious. For instance, your loved one might have visible scars, or you might observe it happening. However, other signs of abuse are subtle, and unless you’re paying close attention, you could miss them.

Consider some of these signs, listed by the National Institute on Aging:

  • Becomes withdrawn or agitated
  • Changes in personal hygiene (may appear unkempt)
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep changes
  • Unexplained bruising

The NIA even lists broken eyeglasses as a potential sign of abuse. The best thing you can do for your loved one is to regularly visit them at their care facility. Also, visit at different times of the day and week when different staff members will be working. Staying connected increases the chances that you’ll be able to identify shifts in your loved one’s care.

When to Involve a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reach out to an attorney anytime you suspect that your loved one has been harmed at their care facility. As a reminder, we offer free case evaluations, so you risk nothing to speak with us. If we feel that you have a case, we’ll let you know and inform you of your legal options.

Bringing a case against a nursing home is best handled by an attorney. A nursing home will have their own legal representation, plus there may be state and legal procedures to follow. On top of this, a legal understanding of medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death may come into play. Our team knows what it takes to navigate this process and fight for our clients’ rights.

In certain cases where the abuse is obvious, the nursing home might move to offer you a settlement. One of our attorneys can help determine if the offer and terms of the agreement are fair. If they are not, we can work to negotiate a better settlement on your behalf or proceed with a lawsuit.

Nursing home negligence and abuses cases can be complex, so we do recommend you reach out to an experienced attorney from our team for help.

Taking Legal Action Against a Washington State Nursing Home

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities have a duty to keep their residents safe. When they fail in that duty and a resident is seriously harmed or killed, the facility can be held responsible. In fact, nursing homes are prohibited from asking residents to sign waivers holding them harmless from losses or injury (RCW 70.129.105).

If a victim can prove that they’ve been harmed due to a nursing home’s negligence or willful actions, they may be entitled to compensation for their damages, such as:

  • Medical care
  • Therapy
  • Prescription costs or medical devices
  • Other out-of-pocket costs associated with the injury
  • Emotional harm
  • Pain and suffering

One of our attorneys can help total the damages caused by your loved one’s injury. This becomes a key component of understanding a fair settlement amount.

We’re Here to Help

Ready to speak with a Lacey nursing home abuse lawyer from our team? Again, we always offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee when you receive your settlement. There is no risk, and we keep all conversations strictly confidential. If you’re not able to make it to our office, let us know and one of our attorneys will schedule a meeting at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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