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Auburn Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
When we entrust a nursing home to care for our elderly family members, we expect the staff to uphold a certain standard of care. We certainly do not expect the facility to perpetuate abuse against our loved ones—but nursing home abuse and neglect is unfortunately common.
If you believe your loved one is suffering abuse at an Auburn nursing home, you and your family need an attorney on your side. The nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Colburn Law can help you hold the facility accountable and seek just compensation for your loved one.
Why Choose Our Nursing Home Lawyers
- Our firm has represented injured plaintiffs across the state of Washington. We can guide you through the necessary processes to seek compensation for your loved one.
- Our firm practices transparent communication from consultation to settlement. You will always have direct access to ask your Auburn personal injury lawyer questions and raise concerns.
- You do not pay legal fees unless we win your case. Instead, your Auburn nursing home abuse attorney will take an agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement as a contingency fee.
Nursing Home Abuse Statistics
Nursing home abuse and neglect is unfortunately common in the United States. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), the exact number of nursing home abuse victims is unknown—but studies suggest that as many as 10 percent of American seniors suffer from elder abuse.
The NCEA also provides the following statistics on nursing home abuse:
- In 2014, 14,258 of approximately 188,599 nursing home complaints made to Ombudsman programs across the United States involved abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
- One study on elder abuse found that participants most often experienced verbal or emotional abuse, followed by financial abuse and physical abuse.
- Another study found that 1 in 13 older adults in the state of New York was the victim of elder abuse.
- A 2009 study found that approximately 50 percent of people with dementia are victims of abuse.
Can You File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse in Auburn?
Nursing home abuse can result in physical injuries, psychological trauma, and financial loss. Under Washington law, victims of nursing home abuse can hold facilities and individual staff members accountable for these losses in a personal injury lawsuit.
However, the paperwork you or your loved one signed may prevent you from filing a lawsuit against the facility. Some nursing homes have mandatory arbitration clauses that state you must enter arbitration, an alternative conflict resolution process, to settle matters such as abuse complaints.
If the facility requires arbitration, bring the paperwork to an attorney at Colburn Law. Your attorney will examine the contract and determine whether or not you have grounds for a lawsuit. Whether you file a lawsuit, enter arbitration, or engage in out-of-court negotiations, your attorney can represent and advocate for your loved one’s best interests.
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Contact Colburn Law Today
No one deserves to suffer abuse in a nursing home. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse, get him or her to safety and seek medical attention as soon as possible. After seeking help, contact the nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Colburn Law.
Colburn Law represents injured Auburn victims in their claims against negligent nursing homes and abusive staff members. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation and discuss your loved one’s path to recovery.