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Has Your Loved One Suffered Elder Neglect?

Our elder neglect attorneys can help you fight for your rights and the compensation your loved one deserves.

Caregivers have a duty to treat seniors with a certain level of care and respect. Unfortunately, many are subjected to abuse and neglect at the hands of those caregivers.

When this happens to your loved one, your family has rights and it’s important to protect them. At Stewart Bell, PLLC, your Huntington, WV, elder neglect attorneys are on your side and ready to fight for your rights. Call us for a free case review today.

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All you have to do is fill out our form or give us a call. We’ll get started reviewing your case right away. You don’t even have to leave your home.

Your Loved Ones Deserve Justice

You deserve justice for the pain your loved one has had to endure at the hands of an abusive or neglectful caregiver. Call us to get started.

No Fee if We Don't Win

We work on contingency. That means we charge nothing for your case review, and you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.

We Understand How Difficult This Is

If your parent or other loved one has suffered at the hands of an abusive caregiver or nursing home staff, we know it can be a terrifying and infuriating time. You feel justifiably betrayed and outraged. We understand how difficult this is for you, your loved one, and your entire family. Over the years, we’ve helped countless people just like you, so you’re in good hands.

The stress and anguish over where to turn for help can be difficult to navigate. We can guide you through the legal process and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. With a Huntington, WV, elder neglect attorney on your side, you can focus on keeping your loved one safe and getting them healthy again.

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Do I Have a Case?

If your loved one has suffered physically, emotionally, or financially at the hands of a neglectful caregiver, you may have a case.

  • Physical Neglect: This occurs when a victim has suffered physical harm. It could be due to a lack of hygiene, malnutrition, or not being given medication when they need it.
  • Emotional Neglect: When you hire a caregiver for your loved one, part of their duty is to provide companionship and comfort. When they fail at this responsibility and belittle, dismiss, ignore, or otherwise fail to provide for their adult emotional needs, this can result in actual psychological harm such as anguish, isolation, fear, and anger.
  • Financial Neglect: If you have hired a caregiver to help with your elderly loved one’s finances and they fail to do so, this is financial neglect. It can occur if they fail to make payments for their patient on rent, mortgage, taxes, utility bills, and even health insurance.
  • Abandonment: One of the most horrifying types of elder neglect is complete abandonment. This happens when a caregiver leaves their patient with no replacement caregiver. If they can’t perform their duties for any reason, they have an obligation to let you know in advance, and possibly even to help find new care.

The statute of limitations is the time frame during which you can file a lawsuit for compensation. Elder neglect and abuse falls under personal injury law. In West Virginia, the time limit is two years from the date of the injury, or from the date you notice the injury.

Has Your Loved One Suffered Neglect or Abuse?

If your senior parent or loved one has been hurt by an abusive or neglectful caregiver, you deserve compensation. Our Huntington, WV, elder abuse attorneys can fight for you.

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How Can a Lawyer Help?

If your loved one has been hurt by those you trust to care for them, an attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team can guide you regarding how to report elder neglect. We’ll work to make sure you don’t make errors like failing to file paperwork at the right time. Your attorney can build a case for compensation by gathering and compiling evidence and medical records. We can take over communications with bullying insurance companies. Most importantly, your attorney will be your compassionate, caring ally when you need it the most.

What Comes Next?

Give us a call or fill out our online form, and let’s talk about your case. You don’t even have to leave your house. We can do it over video chat or on the phone.

We will gather all the evidence we need for a strong case. Then we’ll file the suit and get started on fighting for your rights.

Negotiating a settlement can take some time. We ask for your patience, but we’ll keep you involved and informed every step of the way.

Most abuse cases are settled out of court, but if we need to go to court to seek the compensation your family deserves, your lawyer will advocate for you and handle everything on your behalf.

If you receive a settlement offer, your attorney will discuss your options with you. If you accept the offer, we’ll get you a check as soon as we can.

Has Your Loved One Suffered Nursing Home Abuse?

Let our experienced team of attorneys at Stewart Bell, PLLC, stand up and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You are always free to represent yourself, but the insurance company will have a team of lawyers in their corner. Your best chance at getting the compensation you’re entitled to is having a Huntington, WV, elder neglect attorney who can fight back.

When you work with us at Stewart Bell, PLLC, it’s our first priority to seek justice for you and your family. We work on contingency so we won’t charge you anything for your initial case review. Further, if we don’t win your case, we won’t charge you a fee at all.

You are not required to speak to the insurance company, and it can actually be a bad idea. The insurance company is not your friend. They only have one goal, and that’s to get you to settle on an offer that’s much less than you deserve. Instead, tell them to contact your attorney at Stewart Bell, PLLC, and we’ll take it from there.

Every case is unique, and it’s not possible to say with any certainty how long it will take to resolve yours. It can take months or longer to negotiate these cases, and we ask for your patience while we work on it. Rest assured that when you work with us we are in your corner and we will fight for your rights and for justice for your loved one every step of the way.

Most cases don’t go to court. It’s not in the best interests of the nursing home to have a court appearance draw media attention. Sometimes, however, our negotiations break down and it becomes necessary. If we do need to appear in court, you can count on us to stay right by your side the entire time, and never give up fighting for your parent or loved one.

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For more than 30 years, the lawyers of Stewart Bell, PLLC have helped the people and businesses of West Virginia protect their interests and rights. We understand the issues that injured people and their families face after an accident and work quickly to obtain the MAXIMUM amount of compensation for every case we handle.

We have recovered MILLIONS of dollars for clients injured because of nursing home abuse, motor vehicle accidents or medical malpractice.