Unfortunately, many incidents of nursing home neglect and elder abuse go undetected or unreported.
It has become an epidemic, where our aging family members are being abused, mistreated, or neglected. Nursing home neglect can occur where the caregiving facility fails to properly attend to an elderly patient, such as failure to manage wounds, provide adequate attention, or provide proper medical attention or medication.
The State of Washington stringently regulates nursing home and rehabilitation facilitates that are responsible for properly caring for vulnerable adults of any kind. Hiring a knowledgeable and caring elder abuse and nursing home neglect lawyer will relieve you of the stress and emotional turmoil caused by the facility you hired to care for your love ones. We can assist you in filing criminal actions or pursuing civil causes of action to remedy you and your loved ones for the injuries they have sustained so that you and your family can get back on the road to healing.
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If you would like to speak with a lawyer about a elder abuse or nursing home neglect case, please call us at (509) 381-5091 or click below to fill out a contact form.
Various Types of Nursing Home Abuse:
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
Signs to Look Out For:
- Unexplained bruises, lacerations or injuries
- Emotional changes in your loved one
- Fear of their caregiver
- Caregivers threatening patients, withholding food, or medicine
- Unexplained purchases or withdrawals from patient’s accounts
- Reports from the elder that they are being abused
- Loss of weight