It’s devastating when you discover your loved one has been neglected or abused while in the care of a nursing home – a place you’d hope would be safe. Please call a Thurston County nursing home abuse lawyer to learn about your legal options.
Here’s what you should know: it’s always free to speak with our trusted lawyers. We offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. You risk nothing by picking up the phone and calling us.
Unfortunately, the statistics about elder abuse in the United States are sobering. Here are some risk factors compiled from the National Center for Elder Abuse:
To learn more about what’s happening here in Washington, read our blog post entitled Elder Abuse on the Rise.
It can be difficult to know for certain what may be happening at your loved one’s care center or what legal rights you have. Our personal injury lawyers can help investigate, share legal options, and provide other support to help you navigate through this time.
If we determine you have grounds to file a claim, we’re able to help with that process and fight for a fair settlement on your loved one’s behalf.
Nursing home abuse cases fall under the broader category of personal injury law. In the State of Washington, victims of personal injury can claim both economic and non-economic damages (RCW 4.56.250).
Economic damages are expenses you can assign dollar amounts to. For instance, economic damages could include medical care, physical therapy, and other professional or medical services your loved one required because of the abuse they received. Economic damages could also cover funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death.
Non-economic damages are the intangible damages your loved one surely faced because of their abuse. Pain, suffering, changes in mental state or lifestyle are all examples of non-economic damages.
Our skilled attorneys can work with you to determine a complete picture of the damages involved in your nursing home abuse case. This becomes the basis for establishing a potential value of your claim. Armed with this information, our attorneys will go to work, fighting for a fair settlement on your loved one’s behalf.
We know you still have a lot of questions this webpage has not addressed. Every situation is different. That’s why we urge you to call a Thurston County nursing home abuse lawyer today.
As mentioned, we do not charge for a case evaluation. There is no risk or obligation, so why not take the free legal advice? We’re happy to arrange a meeting at your home or hospital if you’re unable to come into the office. Just let us know how we can accommodate you.