When you trust the care of your elderly loved one to a nursing home, you expect that the staff of that facility will give him or her the same respect that they would give to their own loved ones. Sadly, nursing home abuse is experienced by an estimated 2 million senior citizens each year in the United States.

At Buckley & Associates in Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of these victims and seeking the justice they deserve. Call our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys today at (206) 622-1100 if you suspect that your loved one has suffered at the hands of his or her caregivers.

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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Physical abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of elder abuse, but other types of abuse include:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Financial exploitation

For every case of nursing home abuse that is reported, it is estimated that at least five other cases go unnoticed or unreported. Even in the absence of life-threatening conditions, you should always report expected abuse. It could save someone's life.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

The family of the elderly victim is usually the only chance that person has of someone recognizing that abuse is occurring in the facility and putting an end to it. You can learn to recognize the telltale signs of abuse. When you visit your loved one, look for:

  • Broken bones
  • Unexplained cuts and bruises
  • Torn or bloody clothing
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Bleeding around the genital or anal area
  • Bruises on the breasts or genital regions
  • Humiliation or intimidation of your loved one

Patient Testimonial

"Me and my mom worked with Mr. Hemingway for three years over a case, and he really was the biggest support system for us through a highly stressful and difficult time. He took any extra matters, big or small, into his own hands and has over the years done his absolute best to help us. I can't thank him enough for the amount of time and energy that was spent into handling our case. He did his absolute best and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking help in terms of medical malpractice, he is very compassionate which separates him from many other attorneys." - P.S.

Contact Our Seattle Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys!

Have you seen signs of nursing home abuse? Please contact Buckley & Associates for your free consultation. Fill out the form on this page or our contact page, or dial 206-622-1100 today. Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers represent clients throughout the Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver areas and the state of Washington.

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