Have you or a loved one been injured at a nursing home facility? If so, you’re not alone. Sadly, nursing home negligence and abuse is very common.
At Ladenburg Law, we’re ready to help you seek justice. We’ve helped clients in Tacoma, Lakewood, South Hill, Olympia, and Federal Way receive meaningful settlements for nursing home abuse and neglect.
Unfortunately, nursing home injuries happen way too often. While most of these injuries are the result of negligence, others are intentional acts of abuse.
Here are some of the injuries we’ve seen in the course of our work.
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many ways that patients can be harmed while in the care of a nursing facility.
Understaffing is one of the biggest issues nursing facilities face. In fact, one study revealed that 9 out of 10 nursing homes in the United States lack adequate staffing. On top of that, turnover is high, making it hard to retain quality nurses.
Many of the injuries our clients suffer, such as bedsores and malnutrition, are the result of lack of personal care.
When staff are overworked, they may become stressed. This can result in shortcuts and mistakes. Or worse, some staff may take their frustrations out on innocent residents.
Certain populations are also at increased risk of elder abuse, including:
While this may offer an explanation, it does not offer an excuse. If you or a loved one has been hurt at a nursing care facility, you have the right to seek justice.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused at a nursing home, you need to act. It’s not uncommon for an elderly resident to hesitate to speak up about what’s happening to them.
Here are some steps we recommend you take:
We also recommend you involve a skilled nursing home negligence lawyer as soon as you suspect abuse. At Ladenburg Law, we have extensive experience helping victims of nursing home abuse. We can offer legal advice and options specific to your case.
Every case is unique, which is why we want to offer you a free, no obligation consultation about what happened. After our meeting, we’ll be able to best determine and explain your legal options.
Here are some of the questions we’ll ask:
To schedule your consultation, please call us at 253.272.5226. We’re happy to meet you at your home or the nursing care facility, if you’d prefer.
It’s difficult and complex to bring a case against a nursing home. The nursing home will have legal representation. You should, too.
Here are some of the tasks we perform for our clients:
While we can’t undo the pain you or your loved one experienced, our hope is to bring justice to your situation.
There is never a fee to call to speak with one of our attorneys about your case. The first step is to call us at 253.272.5226 and schedule a free consultation about your case. If you’re unable to come to the office, just ask. We’ll be happy to visit you at your home or hospital.
At Ladenburg Law, we work on a contingency basis. That means that you’ll only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement. We’ll cover all costs associated with your case upfront. You risk nothing by reaching out and calling us today.
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