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Nursing Home Negligence

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How to Prove Emotional Distress at A Nursing Home

When a loved one is placed in a nursing home, the expectation is that they will receive competent and compassionate care. However, when this trust is breached, and abuse occurs, it can lead to profound harm—including emotional distress. Victims of nursing home abuse have the right to file a lawsuit against the facility and the

Understanding the Laws and Regulations Related to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing homes play a crucial role in providing specialized care for seniors who require assistance with their daily activities and medical needs. However, amidst this responsibility, there have been alarming reports of abuse and neglect within these facilities.  To address this pressing issue, legal frameworks and regulations have been established to protect the rights and

Factors When Choosing A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Nursing home abuse affects thousands of vulnerable individuals every year, leading to physical injuries, emotional distress, and significant financial hardship. If you or a loved one has suffered mistreatment at a nursing home, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the facility and the responsible party. Choosing the right nursing home abuse attorney

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing homes are meant to be places where elderly individuals receive the care and support they need in their later years. However, instances of abuse and neglect in nursing homes do occur more frequently than we may believe.  If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, it is important to be vigilant

How Are Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases Investigated?

Every year, senior citizens suffer mistreatment at nursing homes across the United States. Instances of abuse and neglect can deeply impact the lives of vulnerable individuals who should be receiving compassionate care. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse at a nursing home or long-term care facility, you deserve justice—and filing a personal

Suing A Nursing Home for Sepsis

When we trust a nursing home to care for our elderly loved ones, we expect the facility to treat them with respect and dignity. We certainly do not expect the nursing home to neglect their needs. Unfortunately, many facilities fail to properly care for their residents, leading to life-threatening medical emergencies like sepsis. Sepsis occurs

Signs of Nursing Home Trust Fund Abuse

Elder abuse is unfortunately prevalent among senior citizens in the United States. This mistreatment can involve physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as abandonment and neglect. However, one of the most common forms of elder abuse involves finances. Many elderly people living in long-term care facilities experience nursing home trust fund abuse, which occurs

How to Choose the Right Nursing Home for a Loved One

For many families, nursing homes offer the optimal care and amenities to care for elderly loved ones or relatives with special needs. However, it can be difficult to choose the right facility, especially when nursing home abuse is so rampant in the United States. If you are searching for the right nursing home for a

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19

Elder abuse occurs when an older person experiences physical, emotional, financial, or sexual harm at the hands of another person. Senior citizens may also experience abandonment and neglect, often from the people that they trust to care for them. Limited physical contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for family members to

Life Care Center of Kirkland Fined for Negligence in Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

On April 1, Life Care Center of Kirkland was fined more than $600,000 for their comprehensive failure to prepare, act, and respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The long-term care facility is widely considered the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington – in fact, the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States