Let us Help With Your Bellevue Nursing Home Abuse Litigation Today
In the most recent studies available, approximately 7.5-10 percent of people over age 65 reported experiencing some kind of abuse, most often perpetrated by family members or nursing home staff. Those figures do not include financial abuse, which is even more widespread. Because this is becoming a common issue, it is best to consult with an experienced Bellevue nursing home abuse attorney if you have any questions or concerns at all about your loved one’s care.
Common Types of Elder Abuse
Unfortunately, there are several different ways that elderly people are prime targets for abuse. These include:
- Physical and/or sexual. In a nursing home, this can manifest itself as a sudden “increase in clumsy behavior,” bloody clothes, or other injuries poorly explained
- Neglect. The signs of neglect include bed sores or soiled clothing, and in extreme cases, malnourishment.
- Emotional. Mockery, insults, threats and isolating the elderly person can cause very real harm, especially to the most vulnerable.
- Financial. This is the most common form of abuse that is not directly physical, and can cause lasting repercussions for the entire family. Unscrupulous caregivers can forge checks, drain bank accounts and sell assets that can render an elderly person unable to afford care or even worse.
Elder Abuse Cases In Bellevue Are Complex
If you or a loved one has been abused, a qualified attorney can help assist you with obtaining appropriate compensation. Cases of elder abuse can be very difficult to prove on one’s own, and a Seattle personal injury lawyer can help smooth out the process and apply their skill to get past issues that may look incomprehensible to others.
For example, it is important to remember that while an individual employee or a few individual employees may actually have carried out the abusive acts in question, the nursing home should be held accountable – they hire and oversee their employees, and both they and the individual employees have a duty of care to their residents. Safety and security must be guaranteed, and if it is not, a nursing home abuse lawyer in Seattle can help hold them to account.
You Need A Knowledgeable Bellevue Nursing Home Abuse Professional Working For You
Nursing homes are places that are trusted to take care of our loved ones in their most vulnerable years. A dedicated Bellevue elder abuse attorney can help you ensure that if that trust is breached, it will be dealt with appropriately. Stephen Hornbuckle of The Hornbuckle Firm has many years’ experience in this area of law, with many successful verdicts and settlements to show for it. He and his associates are happy to discuss your case with you. Contact us at (425) 679-0742 to schedule an appointment.
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