Sadly, elder abuse is on the rise in Washington State. If you are concerned about a loved one, reach out to an Olympia nursing home abuse lawyer.
Our team is available for free, no obligation consultations. When we meet, we can listen to what happened and discuss your legal options.
The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that as many as 10% of our elderly population have been abused at some point. However, this figure may be low as abuse can be hard to detect and go unreported.
So, what are some of the “red flag” signs of neglect and abuse?
It’s important to visit your loved one frequently, and at different times of the day and week. This gives you opportunity to observe the home with different staff members present. In addition, residents with strong support systems are less likely to be abused.
You might have found our site today because you’re wondering if you can take legal action against a nursing home or long-term care facility. In short, you can. The State of Washington provides residents with the right to file a claim if they’ve suffered an injury or property loss at a nursing home (RCW 70.129.105).
However, filing a claim isn’t always an easy or straightforward process. You still need to prove that the nursing home’s negligence directly caused your loved one’s injuries. This may require extensive evidence, witness testimony, medical reports, and more. Plus, you should count on the nursing home to put up a fight to protect their interests.
For these reasons, we encourage you to seek the professional advice of our knowledgeable nursing home negligence lawyers.
Here are some of the ways a personal injury lawyer can help your family through this process:
At Ladenburg Law, we strive to treat every client who walks through our doors like family. Let us take the stressful legal burden off your family’s shoulders during this difficult time.
And, in case you’re wondering, our lawyers all work on a contingency basis. In other words, you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. This fee structure means you don’t have to worry about paying us upfront and helps level the legal playing field.
Ready to talk to an Olympia nursing home abuse lawyer? To get started, call us today or us the contact form. In the event you’re unable to make it to our Olympia office, please let us know. We will have one of our lawyers visit you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.