Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Compensation for Elder Abuse and Neglect Victims
Perey Law Group represents victims of nursing home neglect and abuse in Seattle and throughout Washington. Our attorneys use our strength and our wisdom to stand up for the rights of elderly people who have been mistreated by the people and organizations who have been trusted to care for them.
Nursing Home Neglect
Most of the injuries and illnesses in the nursing home are not the result of direct abuse, but of neglect. Usually, these cases involve vulnerable adults or children who are not able to speak up for themselves against the nursing home establishment. Poorly trained staff or simply insufficient staff results in mistakes being made. These mistakes include:
- Bed sores (decubitus ulcers) due to patients not being turned properly
- Falls suffered by unmonitored residents
- Malnutrition and dehydration due to improper diet
- Failure to prevent one resident from attacking another
- Improper administration of medications
- Failure to clean a resident
Nursing Home Abuse
In some cases, abuse in a nursing home is direct. A resident may suffer direct physical abuse, emotional abuse or sexual abuse from a member of the staff.
Vulnerable adults are afforded protection under the law. When they are victimized by those entrusted to provide them care, action can and should be taken. Our lawyers are committed to holding nursing homes accountable for acts of abuse committed by staff.
Other Nursing Home Accidents
Not all accidents in a nursing home are the result of abuse or negligence. Sometimes, they are the result of a poorly maintained or poorly designed property. Handrails may be missing. Obstructions or drop-offs may create falling hazards.
In some cases, a nursing home accident occurs when a resident is being transported. For example, the driver of the nursing home bus or van may run a red light and cause an accident.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. We know how to obtain results in nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
All Cases Handled on a Contingency Basis
You will only be asked to pay if we are successful in recovering compensation for you in your personal injury or wrongful death case.
Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.