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HARRISONBURG ELDER ABUSE ATTORNEYs

Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers

Elder abuse, neglect, and nursing home accidents are serious but often unnoticed problems in the United States. As a greater percentage of the population grows older, the demand for safe elder care increases too. If you suspect that your loved one's nursing home accident was caused by abuse or neglect, Obenshain Law Group is here to help. Our firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases throughout Virginia, including more than 150 jury trials. Our elder abuse attorneys are prepared to take this experience and put it to work for you.

Contact Obenshain Law Group today at (540) 318-7360 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Forms of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse takes many forms. Because of their age, many senior citizens have physical or mental incapacities that make them particularly vulnerable to abuse.

Elder abuse can be:

  • Physical: This includes any form of physical assault that causes bodily injury, including sexual assault
  • Emotional: An elderly victim could suffer emotional abuse if they are bullied, belittled, isolated, or manipulated
  • Financial: Financial abuse includes embezzlement, theft, check fraud, identity fraud, and any other scams or tricks to defraud an elderly victim

Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

When you help your elderly loved one move into a nursing home, you so do with the expectation that the facility is safe and welcoming. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are short-staffed or unable to provide proper training to staff members. As such, elder abuse frequently occurs in nursing home and assisted living facilities where vulnerable elders are powerless to abusive or neglectful staff members.

At Obenshain Law Group, we take a stand against all forms of elder abuse and refuse to let your loved ones remain in an abusive situation. Allow our elder abuse attorneys to step in and fight for your family.

Contact us online or reach out to us at (540) 318-7360 now.

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WHY CHOOSE US?

  • We Work Closely with Healthcare Providers in Handling Our Clients' Claims
  • We are Well-Known by Insurance Companies and Their Adjusters
  • We Recovered Compensation Totaling Nearly $100 Million for Our Clients
  • We Represented Thousands of Clients and Handled over 150 Jury Trials

Nursing Home Abuse Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why does nursing home abuse and neglect occur?

There are a number of reasons why so many elderly residents are abused or neglected in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The most prevalent reasons include poorly trained staff, not enough staff, improper background checks, and unqualified staff. Moreover, many residents are unable or are afraid to speak out about the abuse they have suffered out of fear and embarrassment.

What are the warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect?

There are numerous red flags that can potentially indicate that an elderly resident is being abused or neglected. Cuts, fractures, missing items of value, depression, anxiety, unexplained loss of weight, urinary tract infections, and bedsores can be signs. Abuse can also be psychological, so even if your loved one is not injured, pay attention to his or her behavior for signs of emotional or psychological trauma.

Do I need an attorney if my elderly loved one is being abused?

Hiring a nursing home abuse attorney will help increase your chances of obtaining compensation on behalf of your loved one. He or she will investigate the situation and gather the necessary evidence to build a solid case against the responsible party. Most importantly, if abuse or neglect are occurring, something needs to be done to put a stop to it and to protect your family or other residents.

Who can file a lawsuit for nursing home abuse?

Depending on the condition and mental state of the resident, either a family member or the resident can file the lawsuit.

Do abusers face criminal or civil penalties for their actions?

It is possible for abusers to face both criminal and civil penalties for their actions. Civil restitution will provide monetary compensation for your loved one, which will cover his or her medical bills, pain and suffering, and the need for future treatment and care.

Does hiring a lawyer mean that we will have to go to trial?

No. Most cases actually are settled before trial. While we have extensive trial experience and are willing to try cases where necessary, we understand that few people really want to go to court. While we extensively prepare every case for trial, our experience is that those preparations facilitate settlement negotiations and most cases are actually resolved before trial.

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TURNING VICTIMS INTO VICTORS

OUR ATTORNEYS HAVE RECOVERED MILLIONS FOR OUR CLIENTS
  • Confidential Elder Abuse - Financial Exploitation
  • Confidential Wrongful Death - Assisted Living Neglect
  • $275,000 Nursing Home Neglect and Negligence
  • Record-Setting $1,850,000 Assault and Battery at Assisted Living Facility

    $1,850,000 jury verdict for a resident of an assisted living facility.

  • $325,000 Nursing Home Neglect

Speak with Obenshain Law Group Today

If you discover or suspect that your elderly relative has been injured or has died as a result of neglect or abuse by staff members at a nursing home or assisted living facility, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Obenshain Law Group for the experienced legal representation you need during this difficult time. Our team can put a stop to the abuse and help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses and emotional damages inflicted on your loved one.

You can seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Non-economic damages

Obenshain Law Group offers free initial case evaluations, so get in touch with us right away for the skilled and knowledgeable legal guidance you need. The sooner you call, the faster we can help you seek the financial compensation your loved one deserves.

Contact us online or reach out to us at (540) 318-7360 now.

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