You hope that a nursing home will provide quality, around-the-clock care for your loved one. No doubt you put care and effort into selecting the right location to ensure its safety and comfort. So, it can be devastating when it’s clear that something very wrong is happening and your loved one is being harmed or neglected. If so – don’t wait – reach out to a South Hill nursing home abuse lawyer for help.
Our attorneys deal with all forms of personal injury cases, including injuries arising at nursing home and long-term care facilities. We offer free case evaluations and work on a contingency basis. This means you only pay us if we win your case.
Do you suspect that a nursing home staff member has harmed your loved one? Abuse can take many forms, including neglect or physical or emotional abuse. It’s important to understand that signs of mistreatment may be subtle and easily missed. Some common signs of abuse include:
Our elderly loved ones are part of a vulnerable population. They may be unable to advocate for themselves, so it’s up to family and friends to speak up if something appears wrong.
If you think that your loved one has been harmed at a nursing home, please call one of our compassionate lawyers. We can help investigate the situation, walk you through the legal process, aid in getting the abuse to stop, and help you recover financially. We never charge for an initial meeting, so you risk nothing to share what’s happened and learn your legal options.
Yes. You can take legal action against a nursing home if they have acted negligently or maliciously.
According to Washington State law, residents can pursue legal action if they suffer personal property or injury losses (RCW 70.129.105). Furthermore, nursing homes staff can’t ask residents to sign any waiver that forfeits these rights.
However, taking legal action against a nursing home is often a complicated process. The burden of proof rests on the person bringing the claim forward (in this case, it would be you, on behalf of your loved one). We recommend you involve one of our skilled attorneys for assistance through this process.
An attorney can thoroughly investigate the facts of the case and protect your family’s best interests. If we’re unable to arrive at a fair settlement, we’ll be prepared to take your case to trial.
A personal injury settlement helps your family recover both economic (monetary) and non-economic (pain and suffering) damages.
These damages include losses your family member suffered due to their abuse, such as:
One of our experienced attorneys can help catalog all the losses resulting from the abuse. This becomes the basis for understanding what a fair settlement amount may be.
The first step is to call a South Hill nursing home abuse lawyer and ask to schedule a free case evaluation. There’s no risk or obligation. Even if we’re not a fit, you may still walk away armed with valuable legal information or direction for next steps to take.
Not able to make it to our office? Please let us know when you call us and we’ll arrange to have one of our attorneys meet with you at your home or hospital.