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Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Compassionate and Experienced Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Defending the Rights of Injured Persons In Virginia Beach, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, and Throughout VA

Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

While many of us would love to care for our aging loved ones, the cares of day-to-day life prevent us from being able to meet their needs. Many people opt to have their aging loved ones taken care of by a nursing home in order to ensure that they are well looked after. It can be devastating to discover that your loved one is suffering neglect or abuse under the care of those you entrusted them to. A Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer can help you hold those responsible for the abuse or neglect responsible for their actions or lack thereof. Your attorney will also help you recover financial compensation for the damages. 

Nursing home abuse is a sensitive matter that ought to be dealt with care. It can also be a challenge to prove nursing home abuse. Attorney Drew Page offers compassionate legal representation to families of victims of nursing home abuse. He will fight aggressively to ensure that those that were responsible for the abuse or neglect are held accountable. 

Contact Attorney Drew Page to learn about your legal rights and options for pursuing a nursing home abuse lawsuit. 

Nursing Home Abuse Signs to Look Out for

Nursing homes are designed to provide the elderly with the care and support that their loved ones are unable to provide. However, not all nursing home staff or facilities live up to the expected standard of care. In some instances, your elderly loved one is able to let you know that they are the victim of abuse or neglect. However, in cases where your loved one suffers from a condition like dementia, they may not be able to communicate the suffering they are undergoing at the hands of those that are meant to care for them. The following are some signs of nursing home abuse to look out for. 

  • Malnutrition 
  • Dehydration 
  • Frequent trips to the ER 
  • Frequent injuries such as bone fractures, falls, and head injuries 
  • Multiple injuries that are in different stages of healing 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Untreated infections 
  • Newly acquired sexually transmitted infections 
  • Illnesses that are not being treated in a timely manner 
  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers 
  • Soiled clothing or bedding 
  • Torn clothing or betting 
  • Unsanitary conditions in the room 
  • Change in personality e.g. your loved one becomes more withdrawn and anxious 
  • A desire to be left alone 
  • Missing personal property 
  • Unexplained financial transactions 

How a Compassionate Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help With Your Nursing Home Negligence Case 

Attorney Drew Page will: 

Investigate your claim 

He will search for evidence to support your claim. He will identify those that can be held liable and gather evidence to prove liability. He will build a strong case on your behalf. 

Assist your family with moving your loved one 

It is important to ensure that your loved one is moved to a safe environment. Attorney Drew Page will help you in processing the move of your elderly loved one to a safer living environment. 

Filing your claim 

Attorney Drew Page will get the process of pursuing compensation going by filing your demand for compensation with the nursing home and its insurance provider. He will identify any other party that ought to be held liable for the suffering of your loved one and pursue compensation from them. 

Go to trial 

If necessary, Attorney Drew Page will go to court to hold those that harmed your loved one to account. He will argue your case before a judge and jury and ensure that justice is served on behalf of your loved one.

Contact Us Today for Free Case Evaluation With an Experienced and Knowledgeable Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer 

When you entrust your elderly loved one to a nursing home, you do so with the belief that they will provide your loved one with a good standard of care that you would otherwise not be able to provide at home. If you discover that the nursing home isn’t meeting its expected standard of care and your loved one is suffering, as a result, do not hesitate to take action. Contact us and schedule an appointment for a free strategy session with highly experienced and knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyer Drew Page. Have your case reviewed to determine if you have a valid claim. Attorney Drew Page will also provide you with guidance on the best way to approach your claim.

Get in touch with us now and schedule your free strategy session.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Home Abuse Cases in Virginia 

How do I report nursing home abuse in Virginia?

If you suspect nursing home abuse, you can report the healthcare facility to the Virginia Department of Social Services. You can also report the matter to your local social services department or the Adult Protective Services (APS) which is part of the Virginia Department of Social Services. Another option is to get in touch with the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman or the Virginia Division of Aging.

You should also get in touch with an experienced Virginia nursing home abuse lawyer. Your attorney will investigate your claim to determine whether you have a valid claim or not.

Can I sue a nursing home for abuse?

Yes. It is possible to file a legal claim against a care facility when a loved one has been the victim of neglect or abuse at the facility. The facility may be subject to employer liability in the event that a member of their staff was found to have acted recklessly or in a way to cause harm to your elderly loved one. Nursing homes can also be held liable for negligence if it is found that they hired staff members that posed a risk to those under their care.

Consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer to determine which parties you can hold liable for the abuse or neglect of your loved one.

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