It’s difficult to imagine that an elderly loved one could be abused in a nursing care facility – the very place that is supposed to keep them safe. Sadly, we know that elder abuse is on the rise. Do you suspect that your loved one may be a victim? A Tacoma nursing home abuse lawyer can investigate and determine who may be legally responsible.
In the State of Washington, an abused or neglected resident can file a claim against their nursing home. But, proving liability isn’t always a fair or easy process. For this reason, we recommend that you reach out to a compassionate lawyer from our team for help.
Nursing home abuse can take several different forms:
It may be hard to know for sure if abuse is taking place. A qualified attorney from our team is available for a free, confidential consultation. After hearing what happened, we can determine what legal steps may be necessary to protect your loved one.
The deadline to file a negligence claim for nursing home abuse in Tacoma is three years, per Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.080. When a resident dies due to abuse, the law provides their family three years from the date of the individual’s death to file a wrongful death action for damages.
The sooner you can involve a lawyer from our team, the better chance we have in being able to help you. So please, don’t hesitate or delay in reaching out.
There are several parties could be guilty of negligence in a nursing home abuse claim. To prove that a nursing home employee and/or the facility was negligent, we need to be able to prove:
Here’s where a nursing home abuse lawyer comes in. A lawyer can look at the facts of the case and determine if there is enough evidence to prove that negligence occurred. If so, the lawyer can then advocate for a fair settlement on the victim’s behalf to recover the financial losses. Also, a settlement often provides the victims with a sense of justice.
The law provides nursing and assisted home facility residents with certain, key rights. Here are a few notable Washington State laws related to long-term care residents:
Every case is different. There are many possible types of damages that an abused resident could recover in a personal injury case, including:
A skilled lawyer can help determine the potential value of your case based on your total damages.
If you are concerned that a member of your family may be suffering from abuse at their nursing home, it’s time to seek legal help. A Tacoma nursing home abuse lawyer at Ladenburg Law can advise you of your legal options and help you take swift legal action to protect the safety of your loved one.
The first step is easy. Give us a call or reach out to us using the form on our contact page. Ask for a free case evaluation. Rest assured we only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. In other words, there’s nothing to pay us upfront for our time and services.