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Nursing home abuse | Nursing home neglect lawyer
Nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, nursing home negligence, adult family home negligence

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers - Experienced lawyers representing victims of nursing home neglect and abuse across Washington State.

Information about Nursing Home Abuse - Each year thousands of elderly suffer from abuse or neglect in nursing homes. An alarming one in three homes are reported for abuse. Nursing home malpractice is a tort that is actionable. The federal government and each state prescribe legal guidelines that nursing homes must strictly follow. If one of your loved ones has been neglected or abused in a nursing home setting.

Abuse includes:
  • Assault or battery
  • Unnecessary physical restraint
  • Insufficient food or water
  • Improper use of medication
Neglect includes:
  • Failure to provide proper personal hygiene
  • Failure to provide sufficient medical attention
  • Failure to protect from safety hazards
  • Failure to prevent bedsores
Warning Signs - Some of the early warning signs, of nursing home abuse are described below. If you witness any of these warning signs you should contact an attorney that specializes in nursing home neglect. They will have the resources needed to conduct an independent investigation to determine if, in fact, your loved one is being abused. Something that may seem minor may be the symptom of a much greater problem.
  • Unexplained bruises, cuts, burns, sprains, or fractures in various stages of healing.
  • Bedsores or frozen joints.
  • Unexplained sexually-transmitted disease or genital infections; vaginal or anal bleeding; torn, stained, or bloody underclothing.
  • Sudden changes in behavior.
  • Staff refusing to allow visitors to see resident or delays in allowing visitors to see resident.
  • Staff not allowing resident to be alone with visitor.
  • Resident being kept in an over-medicated state.
  • Loss of resident's possessions.
  • Sudden large withdrawals from bank accounts or changes in banking practices.
  • Abrupt changes in will or other financial documents.
If you are suspicious, contact a lawyer that handles nursing home cases. Click Here For a Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Your inquiry will be reviewed and answered by a lawyer usually within 24 hours.

Legal Help - Our personal injury lawyers are available to discuss your nursing home neglect case with you at no charge. To immediately discuss your nursing home abuse claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer, call us toll free at 1-888-604-3438, or you may instead use our online case evaluation form.

One of our attorneys will evaluate and respond to your online inquiry within 24 hours. Click Here for your free confidential case evaluation.