Lake Oswego Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Protecting the Rights & Decency of the Elderly
When we entrust an elderly loved one into the care of a nursing home or other caretaker, we do so under the assumption that they will be treated with consideration and respect. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse are common problems in the United States. Nursing Home Abuse Justice estimates that over 5,000,000 elders are abused each year; however, because most cases don’t get reported, the number of cases could be even higher.
At The Callahan Law Office, we take cases of elder abuse seriously. We understand the hurt and pain that comes with uncovering nursing home abuse when your loved one has been the victim. If you choose to bring a lawsuit against the caregiver or facility who hurt your loved one, our Lake Oswego nursing home abuse attorney can guide you through the process with compassion and skill.
We know that nothing can erase the suffering you and your loved one have endured, but we can at least help you hold the responsible party accountable and attain some closure. You may also be able to recover damages covering your loved one’s medical bills, transfer to a new facility, and other expenses.
Types of Elder Abuse
Many factors can lead to nursing home residents being abused by staff. One of the most common is understaffing—many caretakers are overworked and unsupervised, so they take out their frustrations on residents. Elderly individuals are also commonly abused by other residents in their nursing home as well as at the hands of their own family members.
Elder abuse can fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Financial exploitation
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Resident-on-resident abuse
How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you may not be aware that any mistreatment has occurred. People in abusive situations are often too frightened or embarrassed to admit any wrongdoing has taken place. Depending on your elderly loved one’s condition, they themselves might not even be cognizant of the fact that they are being abused.
The following may signal that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home:
- Poor hygiene
- Unusual or sudden changes in behavior
- Heavy medication or sedation
- Head injuries
- Isolation from others
Our Lake Oswego nursing home abuse attorney treats his clients with compassion and care, but when it comes to wrongdoers Attorney Callahan is aggressive in the pursuit of justice. We will fight to get you and your loved one the maximum compensation for your damages and ensure your relative gets placed in an elder care facility that will treat them with the kindness and respect they deserve.
Reports suggest that the safest nursing home facilities feature the following:
- High numbers of staff and caretakers
- Small facilities with higher occupancy rates
- Ownership not affiliated with for-profit companies or chains
We can help you and your loved one get your life back on track. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with us today.
Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.- Marcia H.
Fantastic lawyer- Jesse
Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.