About Nursing Home Abuse Cases
More than 2.5 million Americans live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and every year more than a thousand of these vulnerable people die from preventable conditions, such as malnutrition, dehydration, or infections caused by bedsores. Thousands more across the country are injured, exploited or maltreated.
Reasons Abuse Continues
The reasons for nursing home neglect and abuse are many, but it often comes down to poor management. In 2001, a federal study found that half of all nursing homes do not employ enough staff to avoid harm and 9 of 10 facilities do not employ enough staff to provide good care! A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 22% of Washington state nursing homes had been cited for a serious deficiency.
Nursing home negligence and abuse cases are one of our primary focus areas. Learn more about some of our significant nursing home injury cases.
Many families are unsure if they should bring a nursing home negligence lawsuit because their family member was elderly, sick, or medically frail and they are uncertain if the injury or illness was the result of their medical condition.
You do not need to be certain in order to call our office for information. We will review the information and give you a knowledgeable opinion. We’ve also provided some additional information on the Web site to help you if you suspect that nursing home negligence or abuse may be a factor.
- What is nursing home neglect and abuse and neglect? Definitions of neglect and abuse, and signs you can look for that might suggest your loved one has been a victim, including bed sores, infections, broken bones, bruising, and malnutrition.
- How common is nursing home neglect and abuse and neglect?
- The rights of nursing home residents link to your rights as a nursing home resident
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
We have handled many nursing home neglect and abuse and negligence cases (see significant cases). In addition to over 14 years of legal experience helping people find financial recovery after serious injuries, Ms. Werner brings 20 years of medical knowledge as a practicing nurse and a professor of nursing. She understands not only the medical facts of your case, but also the standards of nursing care that should be provided to your loved one in a care facility. When you work with The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner, you can have confidence that your case is being handled by a lawyer who truly understands.
View the firm’s profile at findanursinghomeabuselawyer.com.
All nursing home negligence cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis.
If we accept your case, you will pay no fees or costs until you receive a financial recovery for your case. If there is no recovery, you owe no fees or costs.
Attorney Joanne R. Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D., represents clients throughout Washington State, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound area.