West Virginia Nursing Home Assault Lawyers
Few crimes are as damaging as physical or sexual assault. When an elderly individual is victim to one of these crimes in a nursing home, there is little he or she can do for self-protection.
At The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, our Charleston nursing home lawyers have seen the damage nursing home physical and sexual abuse can do. It is important that elderly victims have a voice - we are committed to representing them and holding negligent nursing homes responsible for their actions.
What is Happening in Nursing Homes?
Physical and sexual abuse in nursing homes may be hard to recognize. Some of the warning signs are:
- Physical signs
- Resident complaints
- Resident becoming fearful or acting differently
- Resident recalling something that happened "in a dream", but what may have been reality
Many physical and sexual assaults are committed by nursing home employees. Elder abuse by staff is a wide spread problem. Additionally, many assaults are committed by other residents. In these cases, lack of supervision by staff is often to blame.
Elderly victims are not always believed when they report an assault case. They are often perceived to be senile or forgetful. At The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, we take nursing home assault cases very seriously, and work hard to uncover the facts.
What You Need to do
Nursing home physical or sexual assault is a serious crime. If you suspect your loved one has experienced assault in a nursing home, there are a few things you should do now:
- Take photographs of any evidence
- Talk to family members of other residents
- Gather as much information as possible
- Contact an elder abuse attorney
At The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, we consult a variety of experts when handling nursing home abuse cases. We work with private investigators, handwriting experts, and others to develop a fact-based case. Protecting your loved one and holding nursing homes accountable is our top priority.
Need Assistance? Contact Us Today
We have filed more than 50 nursing home abuse lawsuits in the state of West Virginia and have many years of experience handling nursing home abuse claims.
Your initial consultation is free of charge and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery or settlement for your case.