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Placing a loved one in a nursing home or care facility can be a very difficult decision for a family
The elderly community contains some of our most susceptible and helpless human beings. We trust that the people running the nursing home and care facilities will treat our elderly family members with respect and compassion. We also expect the daily and medical needs of our elderly family members to be met at these facilities. However, this is unfortunately not always the case. It is a sad reality that abuse and neglect at nursing homes and care facilities is on the rise.
Identifying Elder abuse:
Victims of abuse and neglect can fear retaliation for reporting or discussing it. Others may be unaware anything is happening. Signs of neglect or physical abuse can include: falls, unexplained marks or burns, broken bones, evidence of sexual abuse or trauma, bed sores or pressure sores, malnutrition & dehydration, medication mistakes, or evidence of restraints. Although physical abuse is the most common form of elder abuse, other forms of abuse include emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
How the law applies to nursing home abuse and neglect.
The Vulnerable Adult Statute was enacted by the State of Washington. This law provides remedies for victims of nursing home or care facility neglect or abuse. There are federal and state standards that require certain guidelines and quality of care are undertaken.
Here at the Dubin Law Group, our Everett nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers have experience dealing with nursing home and care facilities. We have the experience and expertise to handle any and all cases of neglect or abuse. We pride ourselves on compassion and on vigorously fighting on behalf of our clients.
Contact one of our nursing home neglect and abuse lawyers today!
If you or someone you know has been abused or neglected by a nursing home or care facility, our experienced Everett injury lawyers can help. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 206-231-6059. You can also contact our law office online. Our Everett attorneys make home and hospital visits when needed. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means you will not pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.