If you or a loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, The Ruth Law Team is here to help. We understand how shocking and traumatic it can be to discover that your loved one has not received the professional and ethical care they deserve. That is why the nursing home abuse attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are committed to giving you the attention and respect you and your family need during this time. 

The last thing you want is for someone you love to experience pain and suffering at the hands of the very people tasked with caring for them. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not uncommon and often results in physical harm as well as mental and emotional distress. It can even lead to death in extreme cases if ignored.

The nursing home abuse attorneys at The Ruth Law Team have the experience necessary to help you make informed decisions if you fear that a loved one has suffered from such abuse.

Don’t navigate this difficult time alone. Speak with an attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and find out what your rights are and whether you have a case by calling (888) 783-8378 or scheduling a free case evaluation and receive expert legal guidance and a no-cost and no-obligation case review.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse

Here is Everything You Need to Know to Determine How to Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day promoting an understanding of neglect and abuse that some of the most vulnerable citizens of the world suffer from daily. Sadly, five million elders in the U.S. are victims of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation each year—and this number includes only those reported. The National Committee for the… read more?

How do I get better care for a loved one who is in a nursing home?

The purpose of a care facility—assisted living, nursing home, hospital, etc—is to provide the level of help necessary for a person either to rehabilitate from an injury or surgery, or simply to reside safely on a day-to-day basis. Because these residents are all either physically and/or mentally unable to fully care for themselves, they’re especially… read more?

What should you do if you find bedsores on a bedridden patient?

ATTENTION: The presence of bedsores is often indicative of a nursing home’s neglect both in causing and failing to prevent such ulcers. As advocates for the elderly and their families, The Ruth Law Team has many years of experience handling hundreds of cases resulting from the negligence and resulting patient abuse that occurs in many nursing… read more?

Our Nursing Home Abuse Case Studies

$250,000

Nursing Home Resident Abused & Neglected

Recovered for victim of sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$250,000

Resident Neglected & Develops Bedsores

Recovery for nursing home resident. The nursing home’s negligence caused bedsores on back and heels which became infected.
$350,000

Verdict for Improper Catheter Inserted at Nursing Home

Settlement for a victim admitted to nursing home for rehab following surgery, with expectation to return home to her husband. A catheter was inserted improperly which perforated her bladder. This lead to infection and ultimately her death.
$375,000

Victim Suffers Fractured Hip

Settlement recovery for victim that suffered multiple falls and a fractured hip while at an assisted living facility.
$1,000,000

Verdict in Nursing Home Resident Death

$1,000,000 recovered for a quadriplegic in nursing home who developed enormous pressure sores on her hips which became severely infected and led to her death.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Common Causes

When we think of elder abuse, we often think of physical or sexual abuse. However, emotional abuse, neglect, screaming, and verbal degradation are also considered methods of abuse. One way to determine if a loved one has been abused at the hands of the nursing home or assisted living facility that has been tasked with taking care of them includes:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Significant weight loss
  • Falls
  • Pushing, grabbing, or striking
  • New or worsening infection
  • Sexual abuse
  • Unexplained STDs
  • PTSD
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • New or increased confusion
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

In extreme cases, elder abuse could even lead to the death of a loved one. When your elderly loved one suffers this type of treatment, you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to help you fight for maximum compensation for your family.

If You Are a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, You Are Not Alone...

As of 2016, the U.S. had over 15,000 nursing homes with an estimated 1.3 million residents, with nearly 70% being for-profit institutions, according to the CDC. This doesn’t include senior living or residential care communities or other similar facilities. The World Health Organization reports that of all people aged 60 and over living in community settings, about 1 in 6 will suffer some form of abuse each year.

Even so, only 1 in 24 cases is reported because data from hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities is insufficient. As a result, instances of abuse could be much higher. 

It has to do with the fact that nursing homes are often for-profit facilities looking to minimize costs and maximize profit. Many states also have surprisingly low standards for care in such facilities. They may not adequately enforce these standards. The result can be a system that lends itself to abuse and negligence, due to issues like:

  • Understaffing
  • Untrained or inexperienced workers
  • Underpaid workers
  • Mismanagement of staff and facilities
  • Lack of caregiver oversight and accountability
  • Rogue caregivers (those who are lazy, disgruntled, or simply predators)

As experienced nursing home abuse attorneys, The Ruth Law Team is committed to discovering how abuse and/or neglect occurred so we can prove a pattern of harm and try to get compensation for you and your elderly loved one.

Contact Our Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

It’s difficult to describe the anger, sadness, frustration, or feelings of guilt that can overwhelm you when an elderly loved one suffers from nursing home abuse. Fighting medical facilities, corporate conglomerates, and insurance providers can be incredibly intimidating, even when you know you’re in the right.

The knowledgeable and experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are ready to fight for you. We know you have a lot on your plate. Trust us to do what we do best. We’ll build a strong case and utilize our considerable resources to try to get the settlement that you and your family deserve.

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