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Colburn Law

Everett, WA Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Nursing home abuse occurs when an elderly person experiences mistreatment, neglect, or exploitation while staying in a long-term care facility. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse in an Everett nursing home—or if you are experiencing abuse at the hands of a nursing facility—you have legal options available to you. Contact the Everett nursing home and abuse attorney at Colburn Law as soon as possible to hold the facility accountable and secure the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Us

  • Our firm understands that the nursing home abuse litigation process can be confusing. You will always have a direct line of communication with your attorney, who will answer any questions you may have.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, assuming the risk for your case. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you do not have to pay legal fees.
  • Our Everett nursing home attorney is passionate about each and every case our firm accepts, no matter how big or small. We will work tirelessly to secure the best possible settlement.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

There are many types of abuse a person can experience in a nursing home, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and sexual violence. Financial elder abuse, or the act of stealing from or tricking an elderly person into transferring money or assets, is also common in nursing homes.

While the signs of abuse vary from person to person, there are some red flags that you should look for:

  • Physical abuse: Visible wounds, flinching at loud noises or sudden movements, restraint marks, unexplained injuries or hospitalizations
  • Emotional abuse: Mumbling, thumb sucking, rocking, witnessing belittling or controlling behavior from the caretaker
  • Sexual abuse: Bruising near genitals, unexplained sexually transmitted diseases, stained or torn undergarments, genital bleeding
  • Financial exploitation: Missing funds or assets, unauthorized bank accounts or credit cards, sudden changes to a will or power of attorney, unexplained purchases
  • Neglect: Bed sores, poor hygiene, unclean bed sheets or living quarters, signs of malnutrition or dehydration

What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can be difficult to spot. Many victims do not report the crime out of embarrassment, shame, or fear of retaliation. However, if you believe your loved one is the victim of abuse, it is important to act quickly.

  • First, get your loved one to a safe place. Call 911 if he or she is in immediate danger.
  • Speak to your loved one and ask if he or she experienced abuse. Assure your loved one that you believe him or her.
  • If your loved one needs medical attention, take him or her to the hospital. Save all records you receive about his or her injuries and treatment.
  • Report the abuse to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.
  • Collect as much evidence as possible. Photograph injuries, save pieces of physical evidence, and collect all documents related to the abuse.
  • Contact a nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you and your loved one file a lawsuit, attend arbitration, or negotiate out of court.

Contact Colburn Law Today

Are you or a loved one the victim of nursing home abuse? The Everett nursing home abuse attorney at Colburn Law can help. Our firm will utilize the full extent of our resources to investigate your claim and hold the perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Contact Colburn Law today to schedule a free consultation with our nursing home abuse lawyer. We are happy to meet at our Issaquah office or an alternative location upon your request.