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Portland Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

When you are making the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, you should never have to worry about them being mistreated. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home employees cause harm to elderly residents. The goal of Nichols Law Group is to hold perpetrators of nursing home abuse accountable for their actions. Call our Portland nursing home abuse attorneys today if you suspect your loved one has been abused.

Nichols Law Group is ready to help with this case

When you are trying to care for your elderly loved one in a nursing home, let an attorney with more than 35 years of experience help you.

  • We are dedicated to a client-focused approach to litigation. We will take the time to listen to your situation and formulate a comprehensive strategy that meets the needs of you and your loved one.
  • You will always have access to your attorney and be able to ask any questions about your case.
  • We take nursing home abuse cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not pay anything until we successfully secure the compensation you deserve.

How does an attorney help a nursing home abuse case?

Your Portland nursing home abuse attorney will be your loved one’s advocate. They will work with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies to thoroughly investigate what happened. Your attorney will be responsible for:

  • gathering all evidence necessary to prove the abuse and neglect
  • ensuring your loved one is evaluated by a trusted medical professional
  • negotiating with insurers to obtain a fair settlement on your loved one’s behalf

How do nursing home abuse cases arise?

There are various types of abuse and neglect that can happen in a nursing home. This includes:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • financial abuse
  • neglect
  • improper medication
  • emotional and psychological abuse

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), around 1 in every 10 Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse. It is vital that family members and friends of those in nursing homes lookout for the following signs and symptoms that could indicate abuse or neglect:

  • Unexplained cuts, burns, bruises, and scrapes
  • Bruising or soreness in the genital or buttocks area
  • Presence of bedsores
  • Lingering and frequent infections
  • Unexplained loss of hair and teeth
  • Foul odors from urine and feces
  • Dirty cloths, bath towels, and bedsheets
  • General unresponsiveness or lethargy from medications
  • Unexplained financial transactions or missing financial resources
  • Anxiety around certain caregivers or residents
  • Execution of legal documents without notice
  • Rapid mood swings and/or depression
  • We can help secure the compensation you deserve

If you have discovered that your loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact an attorney as soon as possible. The team at Nichols Law Group is ready to investigate what happened in this case so we can secure compensation on behalf of your loved one. This can include:

  • Coverage for medical expenses related to the abuse
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Relocation expenses or the cost of living at the current facility
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Portland nursing home abuse attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.