Elder abuse in nursing homes has reached epidemic proportions. Bedsores and pressure wounds due to lack of movement, neglected residents who soil themselves and need a change of undergarments, and injurious falls are all too common. If you or a loved one has endured bedsores, falls, or neglect in a nursing home, we can help you get the compensation you may deserve and hold the negligent party accountable.
An OnderLaw nursing home abuse attorney has the knowledge and experience to help. We’ll fight for compensation for the abuse or neglect caused by nursing home staff and facilities.
The nursing home industry is well funded and fiercely protects its interests. The realization that you’ve suffered at the hands of someone you’ve entrusted with your care, or that of a loved one, is devastating.
Our lawyers have over three decades of experience proving nursing home abuse and neglect. But while our record of success demonstrates our skill in cases like this, what differentiates us is the care and support we surround you with.
Our legal care team responds to phone calls and emails promptly, and regularly communicates with you to be sure you’re comfortable with how we’re handling your case. We’re keenly aware of the rules that regulate the operation of these facilities and have the skills and experience to help if you or a loved one has suffered bedsores, falls, or neglect.
Before we do anything, we’ll ask a few simple questions to match you with the right lawyer: Are there signs of physical harm? Has personal property been lost? Is money missing? The more we know, the better we can represent you.
When you become our client, we do more than just take on your case. We provide you with unsurpassed support and surround you with resources designed to remove as much of the burden of the court case from you as possible.
We keep you at the center of everything we do.
Getting justice in a nursing home abuse case can be difficult. Not only must you provide evidence of a specific injury but also prove that someone else’s negligence caused the injury. Trying to uncover this evidence often requires the help of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.
Our personal injury lawyers know what it takes to prove nursing home abuse or neglect. We can help you gather complicated evidence, such as medical records, state licenses, and even photographs and videos to help prove your case.
An experienced OnderLaw nursing home abuse lawyer will
An attorney can also represent you in negotiations with the nursing home and their legal representatives, so you don’t have to deal with them.
We can negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf and fight for your rights in court to get you the maximum compensation possible.
The types of abuse and neglect inflicted on nursing home residents cover a wide range of behaviors and activities. Our lawyers help you identify which ones apply in your situation and how to move forward.
The kinds of cases we handle include
Sometimes an accident is merely an accident. But there are other times when injuries or behavioral changes can be a sign of abuse. So if you suspect abusive treatment is taking place and want to pursue legal action, we can help.
When you or a loved one suffers abuse in a nursing home or long-term care facility, the pain isn’t only physical; it can also be economic. You have the right to pursue compensation for those losses in a lawsuit.
The available losses will depend on the type of abuse but could include
When you hire us, we’ll handle the details of launching a thorough investigation into the alleged abuse. We’ll need to determine the party or parties who caused your loved one’s injuries and collect evidence to show that they are responsible for the harm done.
Some of the evidence we might need includes
Our team typically follows the below process to determine nursing home abuse or neglect:
Investigate the incident. Our first step is to obtain evidence that proves someone else caused the accident and you sustained injuries as a result.
Negotiate a settlement. After the nursing home’s attorney reviews what we send, we’ll attempt to negotiate a settlement. If we’re unable to do so, we can move forward with filing a lawsuit.
Recover your compensation. If the nursing home and their legal representatives agree to our demand, we’ll secure a settlement check promptly. Once we receive it, we calculate our legal fees and all costs associated with the case and subtract this from the final amount, then issue a final check for your damages.
Then we’ll match you with one of our legal teams based on your answers.
If you or a loved one suffered harm from nursing home abuse or neglect, the financial cost can be substantial. OnderLaw avoids adding to your stress because we don’t expect any advance payment.
We work on a contingency basis. That means there are no upfront costs for our services. In fact, we don’t take our legal fees unless we recover compensation.
If we don’t win, you don’t pay. So you can just focus on moving forward.
OnderLaw strives to make a difference by fighting for ordinary people who were harmed by the negligence of others.
We take on the challenge of fighting your case not only to make sure clients are compensated for their suffering but to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
Making you feel supported and cared for throughout your case is the most important part of our work. Get started today to see how we can help.
See how OnderLaw has helped clients navigate their legal journey.
If you suspect abuse, take your family member to a hospital immediately and get their injuries treated. Move them to another facility or arrange for them to stay with a relative or friend to keep them safe.
Your next step is to hire a nursing home abuse attorney to handle the legal aspects of the case while you’re overseeing the care of your loved one. OnderLaw can investigate the abuse allegations and seek the evidence needed to prove what happened.
Avoid raising suspicion at the facility and resist the urge to confront management or the specific employee about what’s happened. If they know you’re planning to take legal action, they will have plenty of time to cover up or defend their actions.
As you prepare to transfer your family member, take pictures of anything suspicious, for example
Keep detailed notes. Watch for warning signs that a nurse, administrator, or another resident abused your loved one. Write down any injuries you notice and when they occurred. Include names of staff that you suspect or your relative seems uncomfortable around. Take note of their medical care, sudden changes in mood, access to food and water, and withdrawal from activities they used to enjoy.
Multiple parties might be responsible. In addition to the actual abusers, their employers often hold liability as well. Facilities can be held accountable for their employees’ negligent actions under certain conditions, such as
Sadly, nursing home abuse is all too common, with long-term effects on victims and their loved ones. But it can be hard to discover or prove. Depending on what took place, look for these warning signs:
If you notice any warning signs, take immediate action, and remove your loved one from a potentially unsafe situation. Then be sure they get the care they need for any injuries suffered.
Yes, if you believe your relative endured any type of abuse at a nursing home, you can file a police report. A doctor, nurse, or staff member who abuses one patient may well abuse others. Your report may prevent that from happening. Contact your local police department, long-term care public advocate, or Adult Protective Services.
Inform the facility and demand that a report be made concerning the circumstances. Your attorney can then request a copy, and once a police report is made the lawyer can obtain a copy. Your lawyer can also get access to an incident report through the discovery process.
When you’re looking for a nursing home abuse lawyer, there are several things you should consider. Obviously, the firm they work for should have extensive experience and a track record of success. But it’s even more important for you to feel supported as a client. Before you hire a firm, ask questions.
Getting the right answers to questions like these will go a long way toward making sure you have the right lawyer and improve your chances of getting the best outcome for your claim or case.