Elder Law Attorney – Let us do the hard work!
Our elderly family members are treasures that cannot be replaced. Their wealth of experience and wisdom is unmatched. Our older family members have taken care of us throughout our lives, and now, it is our turn to take care of them. As people age and health deteriorates, it often becomes necessary to seek care outside of the home. Those who are elderly, injured, and disabled deserve the highest standards of care, and you trust the nursing home to provide that to them. Unfortunately, this is not the case for thousands of patients each year. It is heartbreaking to realize that some of the facilities you trust to care for your loved ones take advantage of that trust, and patients end up neglected, abused, or even dead because of this negligence.
Warning Signs of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes
Regardless of how much you research a facility and how often you visit, you simply cannot be there with your loved one 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of this, you have to trust them to do the right thing and treat your family member like they would want their own family members to be treated.
It is heartbreaking to find out this isn’t always the case, and it’s wise to be aware of warning signs of abuse and neglect. Even if you can’t be with your loved one at every moment, you can protect them by knowing about and watching for these signs:
- Unexpected and unexplained falls
- Improper medication delivery or overdoses
- Bedsores, pressure sores, and other types of open wounds
- Unexplained injuries
- Dehydration and/or malnutrition, unexplained weight loss
- Abrasions, bruises, and/or broken bones
- Unexplained, premature death
Although there is never any valid excuse for this type of treatment, it is important to understand why they occur. Sadly, many nursing homes and long-term care facilities are understaffed. This can happen because the facility is trying to save money, or it can happen when they cannot find adequate personnel to take care of their patient load. Regardless of why the neglect or abuse occurs, you deserve justice for your loved one and your family.
At the Law Office of Martin W. Hodges, our entire team is committed to holding facilities accountable for emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. If you suspect that this is occurring, we encourage you to contact us at 425-245-5787 to receive a Free Case Evaluation as soon as possible.
Your loved one might not be able to speak for themselves right now because of their physical or mental condition, but you can speak for them. Don’t try to navigate the never-ending phone calls and personnel changes of insurance companies, facility management, and state licensing agencies by yourself.
Instead, trust our experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to handle all of that for you and ensure that justice is served. You can focus on finding healing from this traumatic experience for yourself and your loved ones.
Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
We hope that you and your loved ones never experience abuse or neglect in a care facility, but if you do, we want you to know that there is help available. Nursing home neglect attorneys specialize in helping you prove your case, getting you the compensation you deserve, and holding facilities accountable for their poor standard of care.
Finding the right lawyer is the best way to ensure that justice is served in this heartbreaking situation. If you are not sure whether or not you have a case, we recommend that you contact our team for a free consultation. We will provide an accurate, fair assessment of your case, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Insurance companies and large corporations will be fighting to disprove fault and pay your family as little as possible, so you deserve to have someone on your side to fight tirelessly for you.
Martin W. Hodges has more than two decades of experience in personal injury law, and he has handled numerous nursing home abuse cases. This means that you can relax knowing that your case is in the very best hands. In addition, Martin handles all cases personally, and he works hard to build relationships with clients to create an environment of mutual trust and respect.
How We Can Help:
- Free Consultations via phone are always available for new clients.
- We are happy to come to your home or office to make the consultation convenient.
- Our team works tirelessly to gather evidence, read documents, carry out interviews, and do anything else necessary to build a strong case.
- We won’t give up or yield to insurance company demands until you have a fair settlement.
- If your case cannot be settled out of court, we will represent you in court.
- Our staff is available to answer your questions, and we clearly explain each step of the process to keep you informed