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Federal Way Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have a responsibility to take care of their residents. Unfortunately, not all elderly residents receive the level of respect they deserve while living in these facilities—and in some nursing homes, abuse and neglect occur on a daily basis.
If you or your loved one has suffered abuse at a Federal Way nursing home, Colburn Law can help. Our nursing home abuse attorney can help you hold the facility accountable for the abuse.
Why Choose Us
- Colburn Law charges a contingency fee for maximum affordability—we will only charge legal fees if we secure compensation on your behalf.
- Our firm takes the time to learn each client’s story. We will maintain a direct line of communication between you and your attorney for your entire case duration.
- We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and jury verdicts. We will not accept an insufficient settlement and will escalate your case to trial, if necessary.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Abuse can leave a victim with physical and psychological scars. If you believe your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, it is important to know the signs. There are several types of abuse that can occur in a long-term care facility, including:
- Physical abuse: Pushing, shoving, grabbing, hitting, restraining, and any other act of physical violence against an elderly person is physical abuse.
- Emotional abuse: An elderly person may experience emotional abuse when he or she experiences emotional distress due to isolation, humiliation, intimidation, threats, and other acts of psychological manipulation.
- Financial exploitation: Financial abuse can take many forms, from stealing money or changing a will to tricking an elderly person to transferring power of attorney or opening new bank accounts.
- Neglect: Neglect occurs when nursing home staff fail to meet a resident’s physical, emotional, medical, and social needs. Staff members may leave a resident unattended for days, commit medication errors, or fail to provide food, water, or clean living conditions.
- Sexual abuse: Any form of nonconsensual sexual contact is a form of sexual abuse, including inappropriate touching, sexual assault, and forced nudity.
Can You File a Lawsuit for Nursing Home Abuse?
Many victims of nursing home abuse do not tell friends or family members about the violence they are experiencing. If you are a victim of this abuse, you are not alone and help is available. If you believe your loved one is experiencing this abuse, it is important to let him or her know that you are supportive and care about his or her safety.
Your first course of action is to report the abuse to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. After reporting the abuse, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the facility or the individual care provider responsible for the abuse. In these situations, it is important to speak to a nursing home attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can evaluate your case and explain your legal options, helping you seek justice through a lawsuit, arbitration, or out-of-court negotiations.
Contact Colburn Law Today
If you or your loved one has experienced abuse at a Federal Way care facility, Colburn Law can help. We can represent you and your family in your claim against the nursing home, helping you craft a compelling claim for maximum recovery.
Contact Colburn Law today to schedule your free consultation. We will gladly meet with you at our office in Issaquah or another location upon your request.