A family that has had to move a loved one to a nursing home in the Harrisonburg, VA, area should be able to rely on that facility to provide their family member appropriate medical care, respect and courtesy. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is a widespread and underreported problem.
An extensive, detailed report from the Staunton (VA) News Leader in January 2019 called statistics regarding elder abuse in Northwestern Virginia “staggering” and “steadily on the rise” year after year. The report examines reports of elder abuse and neglect originating in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, sponsored placements, day programs, adult day care, victims’ homes and Western State Hospital.
The Kendall Law Firm has dedicated 100 percent of its legal practice to personal injury cases, and the injured people we help includes nursing home residents harmed by abuse and neglect in Harrisonburg and surrounding Virginia counties. If you think a loved one of yours has been injured because of nursing home abuse or neglect, we can provide resources to help you right away and a free legal consultation about recovering monetary losses your loved one or you have suffered.
Our Kendall personal injury lawyer has more than 25 years of injury law experience, and our firm has helped thousands of people across Virginia recover compensation for their losses. Our founding attorney, David B. Kendall, is a former the U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate General and has been awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. You can read our client testimonials to find out more about the quality of service we provide.
If you suspect an elderly person or any adult who is unable to look after themselves in the Harrisonburg, Charlottesville or Winchester areas has been injured by abuse or neglect in a nursing home or elsewhere, please contact us today.
A senior citizen’s or nursing home resident’s complaint of neglect or abuse should never be ignored. If a nursing home resident appears to be in immediate danger of harm or has immediate medical needs, either remove them from the home and get help, or phone 911 for emergency assistance.
In a nonemergency situation – a complaint from a nursing home resident with no signs of abuse or neglect – report it to nurse home management and press for an explanation in writing.
You should also contact Kendall Law Firm in Harrisonburg. Our nursing home abuse attorney has a thorough understanding of the rights of nursing home patients in Virginia and the responsibilities of staffs and owners of long-term care facilities.
We can move quickly to help you assure yourself that your loved one is safe and receiving proper care, and then investigate the possibility that abuse or neglect has occurred. If a nursing home resident has been injured or suffered other losses at the hands of nursing home staff or other residents, they or their family may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. A claim may result in a payment for the costs of:
Perhaps more importantly, a claim against a nursing home for abuse or neglect of a single resident puts a spotlight on a problem that may be continuing to harm other residents. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes may be caused by a single staff member, lack of staff training, understaffing, systemic problems with policies and procedures, faulty equipment or facilities, managerial deficiencies that create a hostile climate, or other issues. Your claim could stop other residents from being harmed and may help correct ongoing problems at the nursing home.
As your legal advocates investigating a nursing home abuse claim for you, we would:
We pursue nursing home abuse and neglect claims on behalf of clients on a contingency-fee-basis. We do not charge for an initial consultation, and there is no charge for further work unless we obtain compensation for you. We can start right away. If there is a problem with the treatment of a nursing home resident you care for in the Harrisonburg area, contact us today.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging (AOA) recognizes specific types of elder abuse, any of which may occur in nursing homes:
If you have reason to believe an elderly or infirm person has suffered abuse or neglect in a Harrisonburg nursing home or anywhere in Virginia, you should take immediate steps to protect them. This includes:
Don’t hesitate to act if you suspect a nursing home resident or another elderly Virginia resident is being abused or neglected. In the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County area of the Shenandoah Valley, contact the Kendall Law Firm for a prompt response to your situation. Our nursing home abuse lawyer understands the steps to take to ensure a nursing home resident is safe and to recover compensation if they have suffered injury from abuse or neglect.
Our Harrisonburg nursing home abuse lawyer can work to hold individuals or institutions that harmed your loved one fully accountable. We can pursue compensation for your losses through aggressive negotiations or a lawsuit argued in court if necessary. We can also serve as a liaison between you and state or local agencies investigating your case to ensure your rights are protected and you are informed of findings and next steps.
When the Kendall Law Firm assists you in a nursing home abuse or elder neglect case, you will not pay us any fees until we recover compensation for you. Don’t delay. We can answer your questions and address your concerns. Contact us now.