Hospital And Nursing Home Negligence
Protecting Your Loved Ones In Nursing Homes
When you have to place your parents or grandparents in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it can be an emotionally difficult decision. You want to make sure they get the best care possible, and, naturally, you worry about them. Then, if you start seeing signs of possible neglect, abuse or medical errors while they are residents at a facility, it can feel like a nightmare coming true. You need the help of a compassionate, experienced attorney to help you obtain justice and compensation.
At Dominic L. Bacetich Law, I have been helping clients in all types of injury claims for more than 40 years. I can take your case anywhere in the state of Washington. With my knowledge and experience, I can help you protect the rights of those you love and obtain compensation for the injuries and suffering your loved ones have experienced.
Handling A Range Of Nursing Home Negligence Cases
There are many terrible things that can happen in nursing homes. In my 40-plus years as an attorney, I have handled cases involving:
- Nursing home neglect: When the staff fails to take care of their residents, issues like bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration and poor hygiene can result.
- Nursing home abuse: In some cases, the facility staff, managers, medical professionals or maintenance staff engage in abusive behavior against the vulnerable elders in their care. Unfortunately, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, manipulation and financial exploitation can occur with surprising frequency in these facilities.
- Medical malpractice: When doctors, nurses or other medical professionals fail to perform according to their professional standards, they can be held liable for the illnesses and injuries that result. These incidents can include surgical errors, misdiagnoses and failure to diagnose illnesses and diseases, medication errors and related claims.
- Dangerous conditions: Some serious injuries occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities because of dangerous walkways, dangerous staircases, slippery floors and other dangerous property conditions.
Whatever happened to your parents or grandparents inside of an elder care facility, I can help you determine whether you have a claim. If you do, I will walk your family through the entire process to make sure they are safe and to pursue the best compensation award possible for you.
Precedent-Setting Case Worth $1.6 Million
Since becoming an attorney, I have handled all types of medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and related claims.
In one of my more memorable cases, I served as co-counsel for a medical malpractice claim near Kalispell, Montana. Although there was a cap for damages at the time of only $250,000, I helped obtain a court ruling that the cap was unconstitutional, which ultimately led to an award of $1.6 million for the injured client. Whatever it takes, I work to help my clients seek the best compensation award possible.
Contact Me Before You Talk With The Insurance Company
Many people end up taking the insurance company settlement offer without realizing they could probably get much more. Talk with me right away, before you say anything to the insurance agent. For a free consultation with a lawyer, call me at (425) 339-9149 or fill out my online contact form.