Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
When you place your loved one in a nursing home or care facility, you trust they will be protected and looked after.
Tragically, some elders become victims of abuse and negligence. This unacceptable behavior makes the perpetrator liable in a lawsuit.
The Tawwater Law Firm, based in Oklahoma City, OK, has spent over half a century winning nursing home abuse cases.
Why Oklahoma City Trusts Sensitive Cases to Us
Our attorneys have earned consistently great acclaim from our peers. In 2023, the Tawwater Law Firm earned the AV-preeminent distinction from the lawyer evaluator Martindale-Hubbell®. This honor is only given to firms other attorneys believe to have the very highest standard of ethics, expertise, and skill.
Defendants in nursing home neglect or abuse cases often hire expensive nursing home abuse lawyers to defend their egregious conduct. Our team has stood up and won against major corporations like Pfizer. We win these cases in large part thanks to the vast network of experts we call upon to prove nursing home abuse beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Our attorneys understand that nursing home abuse is traumatic both for the victim and their family. The idea of paying skyrocketing attorney fees on top of the money spent on an abusive nursing home can feel overwhelming. We offer free consultations and charge nothing for our representation. We only get paid if we achieve a verdict or settlement on your behalf.
Talk to Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
The Tawwater Law Firm believes elders deserve peaceful lives facilitated by compassionate caregivers. When they are tragically subjected to nursing home neglect and abuse, we are here to achieve financial justice for them and their families.
It is important that you know there are strict deadlines known as statutes of limitations for filing these lawsuits. Oklahoma law allows just two years from the time the nursing home abuse was identified to file a lawsuit. Similarly, you only have two years from the date of a loved one's passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help you meet deadlines and win your case. All you have to do is reach out.
Nursing Home Residents
Have Substantial Rights
Many people may not be aware of the many rights nursing home residents have. For example, residents have the right to remain free of both physical and chemical restraints that are placed solely to increase staff convenience. Our attorneys deeply understand relevant laws and can identify abuse you may have missed.
Elder Abuse Is Often Committed by Family
Not all elder abuse takes place in the nursing home. Sometimes, a family member takes on caregiver duties. While this oftentimes is a selfless sacrifice, some family members end up abusing the senior they said they would protect.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA), America's longest-running charitable organization dedicated to advocating for older people, has compiled some troubling data on the subject. In fact, according to the NCOA, family members commit the majority of elder abuse.
A situation where one family member is committing elder abuse against another can be especially distressing. If you suspect that this is occurring, speak to our nursing home abuse attorneys. We can draw upon our decades in practice to potentially identify abuse, protect the victimized elder, and obtain compensation from the abuser.
You Have 2 Years to File a Lawsuit
Oklahoma law allows just two years from the time the nursing home abuse was identified to file a lawsuit. Similarly, you only have two years from the date of a loved one's passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Elder Abuse Is an Epidemic
When you suspect your family member is being abused in a nursing home, it can be easy to give the care facility the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, this act of good faith on your part may be unfounded. The truth is, elder abuse is tragically common.
The NCOA estimates that roughly 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 or above have experienced elder abuse. As many as 5 million elders are abused annually. Many of the abusers get away with their elder exploitation since as little as 4% of cases are reported to the authorities.
If you find yourself in a similar position, you are not alone. We have helped families just like yours find a path toward a brighter future. Reach out to us today to get started.