Leaving a loved one in the care of another is a difficult decision that requires you to take both a leap of faith and trust in strangers. You expect and hope your loved one’s needs will be met and that they will be kept safe from harm. Unfortunately, negligence, carelessness and outright abuse in nursing homes are all too common. Even with state and federal regulations in place to protect people in these situations, flagrant violations occur every day, tragically compromising the well being and dignity of our most vulnerable citizens.
Nursing home abuse cases fall into two categories: intentional harm and neglect. Intentional harm can result in serious injuries and even death. Neglect has proven to be just as dangerous or deadly as abuse. Often nursing home companies are guilty of cutting corners and under-staffing, resulting in neglect. Other times, individual staff members are neglectful, and companies do not supervise them properly.
We’ve helped victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families receive compensation for their injuries, damages and losses. For example, we recovered an $875,000 settlement for a family who lost a loved one when he fell from a failed transport in a nursing home, which resulted in a brain injury and his eventual death.
If you think your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Washington State, contact the attorneys at Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel.