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Is Your Loved One a Victim of Nursing Home Neglect? Find Help Here

Leaving your loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility takes a great deal of trust. When that trust is broken, and neglect or abuse happens, it can have severe consequences for the health and well-being of your loved one. That’s why getting the support of a nursing home neglect attorney located close to home in Salem, Oregon, is so important. With the help of Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC, you and your loved one can overcome this traumatic situation and hold those who hurt your elderly loved one accountable.

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Get Help for Your Loved One After Nursing Home Neglect

An aging parent or loved one brings a host of hard decisions. It is challenging to decide when they need additional care and where to place them when they do. When you find out that your loved one is being neglected in a senior care center you chose, it makes things all the more difficult.

Nursing home neglect can look like physical or emotional abuse, negligence or neglect, and even medical malpractice or wrongful death. Any of those types of treatment can leave your loved one not only without a home or needed care but with new physical and emotional problems.

As a result, you can be left floundering to find a new care home and get them the support they need. That can result in fees as high as $400,000.

Our Oregon nursing home neglect attorneys can help lessen that burden. Together, we’ll help you fight your case and get your loved one the help they need.

Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC Stands Up for You

With the help of a nursing home neglect attorney from Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC, you’re not alone. Here’s how we back you up throughout the legal process.

Step One

File a Case

We start by helping you file your nursing home neglect claim. Our team will gather and analyze the evidence and create a case showing how the nursing home was at fault.

Step Two

Receive an Offer and Negotiate

Once you submit your case, the other side will make a counterclaim. They’ll come back with their own evidence. That’s where our expert nursing home neglect attorneys come in. We’ll push back until we get a fair offer.

If we can’t settle with the nursing home, we’ll advocate for you in court. Our team stands up for you and ensures you get your deserved compensation.

Step Three

Get Your Payout

After we settle things, you get your compensation. Our team will only take a fee if we win your case. We’re confident that we’ll get you the compensation you de

These are tough times, but the help you need is here. Contact a nursing home neglect attorney from Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC to get your needed support.

FAQs About Nursing Home Neglect Claims

We know how complicated nursing home neglect claims can be. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions to make things easier to understand.

What are the criteria for elder abuse?

Elder abuse is any type of harm, physical, emotional, or sexual, inflicted on an elder. It can also be the financial exploitation of the elderly or the neglect of proper care of an older person.

If you believe that a loved one is undergoing this type of abuse, you should not only report it but get a legal team involved. Legal professionals such as those at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can help get you out of these challenging situations.

How do I report a nursing home for neglect or abuse?

To report nursing homes for either abuse or neglect, you should alert law enforcement authorities. Calling 911 is the fastest and easiest way to loop authorities into the situation and ensure the nursing home is properly investigated.

What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse?

If you suspect nursing home abuse, you should dial 911. This is the fastest way to contact law enforcement and alert them to the situation. From there, law enforcement authorities can launch an investigation into the nursing home and help bring justice and protection to those involved.

Can you sue a nursing home for neglect?

Absolutely. Elderly members of the nursing home or their loved ones can sue a nursing home for neglect.

If you believe that an elderly family member is dealing with nursing home neglect, it’s essential to get in touch with a lawyer as fast as possible. Contacting the nursing home neglect attorneys at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can help you quickly get your relative out of a difficult situation.

What are the signs of nursing home neglect?

It can be very difficult to spot nursing home neglect. However, there are a few signs that you can look out for. These include:

  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Insomnia
  • Personality changes
  • Hygiene issues
  • Untreated medical issues
  • New injuries and medical conditions

Investigating these signs can be tough, but a nursing home neglect attorney can help. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC right away.

How common is nursing home abuse?

Sadly, nursing home abuse is all too common. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 5 million individuals struggle with nursing home abuse each year.

The majority of these incidents are due to physical or psychological abuse. However, gross neglect, sexual abuse, and financial exploitation are other common types of abuse that occur in nursing homes.

Client Reviews

Arthur PorterArthur Porter
19:21 04 Jan 23
I was involved in an accident, and was having difficulties dealing with my insurance company.One of my neighbors recommended me to Brian Lathen, after a very prompt meeting I retained his services.Durring a long and tiring process, the staff at Swanson Lathen and Prestwich made me feel so much more comfortable, and helped greatly in getting through it.Along with now having a trusted lawyer/allie to call if anything unexpectedly happens in the future. I feel like I had made a friend.Thank you.
Mindy MichelleMindy Michelle
21:53 15 Dec 22
Swanson Lathen Prestwich is a Godsend!I was in a terrible car crash, literally caused by another person who admitted fault to the police, to their own insurance, to my insurance and I STILL had to fight for fair compensation. Realizing I needed to get a lawyer involved, an acquaintance recommended Travis Prestwich.After meeting Mr. Prestwich, I was immediately at ease. He was very knowledgeable, kind, welcoming and realistic. I appreciated that he actually listened to me and provided information that helped me get into the right mind frame. Travis was very patient and kind and responded to questions rather quickly. I appreciated his realistic approach and learned quickly that other lawyers, judges and community members, highly respect him; which was a huge sign that he was the right person for my situation!His staff, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser were equally phenomenal during the process! They were also very kind, empathetic, knowledgeable and responded to inquires in a timely manner and were just wonderful to work with. As odd as this sounds, I really enjoyed talking with them and knew that once my case with over with that I would miss all three of them.When the time came, and I had to go through a settlement hearing, Travis was by my side the whole way through. The unknown always frightens me but he found a way to keep me at ease with his calm demeanor. This review doesn’t even do this trio justice! They are wonderful people and did a phenomenal job on my case.I pray I never have to go through this process again however if I do, Travis will be the very first person I call. I HIGHLY recommend Swanson Lathen Prestwich and Travis Prestwich, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser!! I wish there were more people out there like them! I give them an A+++
04:43 21 Oct 22
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Captain MorganCaptain Morgan
13:53 17 Oct 22
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00:34 18 Jan 18
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