Holding Nursing Homes Accountable for Abuse and Negligent Practices

Over five percent of American families entrust nursing homes and similar facilities with the well-being of an older family member. Because of this trust, it can be absolutely devastating when a nursing home breaches a certain standard of care. Physical or emotional abuse and negligence on behalf of the nursing home can have catastrophic, and even deadly, consequences for your loved one. If you suspect that your family member is a victim of negligence, a nursing home abuse lawyer at The Tawwater Law Firm can determine who is at fault and help your family collect the compensation they deserve. We have fought for victims throughout Oklahoma for over 40 years with personable, yet aggressive representation. To speak more about your case, schedule a complimentary consultation by contacting us online or calling our office at (405) 607-1400. 

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Abuse and negligence can be hard to spot but take note if your loved one seems sad or experiences other mood changes.

Statistics Surrounding Abuse 

The National Center on Elder Abuse has compiled alarming statistics that portray the prevalence of elder abuse. Studies have found that: 

Nursing home abuse and negligence can include a wide range of situations and injuries, such as: 

When a nursing home or employee breaches their responsibility to the patients, their actions could have serious effects. 

By holding nursing homes accountable for their actions, our firm strives to help prevent this type of tragedy from occurring in the future. 

Is Your Loved One in Danger? 

There are several telling signs that your family member could be a victim of nursing home malpractice. These include: 

  • Behavioral changes such as increased depression and distress 
  • Worsening health
  • Physical signs including welts, injuries, or sores 

Delaying action in a personal injury lawsuit can significantly affect the outcome of your case. It is important to review your legal options with a lawyer immediately after you notice any signs of abuse or negligence. 

Types of Injuries 

Unfortunately, nursing home malpractice can lead to devastating catastrophic injuries or even the death of a loved one. Although physical injuries are relatively easy to prove, psychological injuries caused by a nursing home practitioner can be more complex. In order to get the maximum compensation you are entitled to following the injury or death of a loved one, you need a lawyer who is familiar with nursing home and medical malpractice cases. 

How a Lawyer Can Help

After reviewing the facts of your case, our lawyers can guide you through each step of the legal process. 

Establishing Liability 

There are multiple parties who could be at fault in a nursing home abuse case. These include the individual staff members, nurses, or nursing home owners. Our lawyers work with medical experts and other specialists to investigate exactly what happened, who was involved, and the circumstances which led to the injury. 

Determining Compensation 

We work carefully to determine the full extent of the damages your family is entitled to. These may include medical costs associated with the injury, as well as any pain and suffering caused by the negligence. 

Safeguarding the Future 

By holding nursing homes accountable for their actions, our firm strives to help prevent this type of tragedy from occurring in the future. 

Why Choose The Tawwater Law Firm? 

There are several factors which set us apart from other law firms: 

  • We have helped victims of personal injury for over 40 years
  • We are listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America, a publication which features the most highly regarded law firms in the nation 
  • We have helped our clients collect millions of dollars in compensation, including a one million dollar settlement for a nursing home negligence case 

Whether you are pursuing legal action against a large corporation or small business, our attorneys have the background to fight for you. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning you do not owe us anything unless we help you collect.

Reach out to Us Today

Your family deserves to be compensated for the physical and emotional pain caused by a negligent nursing home. To speak with our law firm about your case, call(405) 607-140 or reach us online to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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