Get justice for your nursing home physical abuse injury case from the best personal injury lawyers in Charleston, West Virginia.

Seeking Justice After an Elderly Loved One’s Physical Abuse?

The nursing home injury lawyers at Stewart Bell can be your compassionate advocates in an elderly physical abuse suit.

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At Stewart Bell, PLLC, we are passionate about protecting the rights of our elderly community. Our West Virginia law firm specializes in nursing home and elderly abuse, and we have seen firsthand the devastating effects of physical abuse in assisted living facilities. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that this type of abuse has become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. They predict physical abuse in nursing homes will be a growing concern in the coming years as the global elderly population increases.

You don’t have to suffer in silence if you or a loved one has experienced physical abuse in a nursing home. Our experienced attorneys at Stewart Bell, PLLC, are here to help you fight for justice. We have a proven track record of success in handling cases of nursing home abuse, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are fully compensated for your damages. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take legal action to obtain justice and compensation.

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Protecting Your Family’s Legal Rights

No one deserves to suffer abuse at the hands of those they trust. We have a long history of protecting the rights of senior citizens and obtaining payment for the incalculable suffering they’ve experienced.

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There are no upfront fees when you work with Stewart Bell, PLLC. In fact, we don’t charge any fees unless we win compensation for you! No risks, just honest and affordable representation.

We Want To Help You Through This

Our hearts go out to those who have suffered immense physical and emotional trauma at the hands of their caretakers, and we believe that their stories must be heard. Nursing home abuse is a heinous crime that should never be ignored, and we are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients.

At Stewart Bell, PLLC, we understand the immense physical and emotional trauma that victims of nursing home abuse experience. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered at the hands of their caretakers, and we believe that their stories must be heard.

We firmly believe that those responsible for inflicting harm on vulnerable individuals in nursing homes should be held accountable for their actions. Our team of experienced attorneys is ready and willing to fight for the rights of injured individuals, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served. At Stewart Bell, PLLC, we stand in solidarity with victims of nursing home abuse and will do everything in our power to ensure that their voices are heard.

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Do You Have an Elderly Physical Abuse Case?

Physical abuse can take many forms, such as hitting, pushing, or restraining patients, all of which cause them to suffer injuries and mental anguish. Some of the most common causes of physical abuse include understaffing, inadequate training, and lack of proper supervision. When physical abuse occurs in a nursing home, it is essential to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Filing a lawsuit can not only help to obtain compensation for the damages, but it can also bring attention to the issue, leading to positive change within the facility. If you believe you may have a case for a nursing home physical abuse claim, contact our West Virginia attorneys immediately to protect your elderly loved ones and recover what has been lost.

Our Seniors Deserve Better

If you notice the warning signs of physical abuse, do not hesitate — call us now or click below to begin your free consultation. Together, we can pursue justice for this inexcusable mistreatment.

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What Compensation Is Recovered in Nursing Home Abuse Settlements?

The amount of compensation that can be recovered in a nursing home abuse case depends on the specific circumstances of the case. In general, victims of nursing home physical abuse may be able to recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

In addition to compensatory damages, victims of nursing home physical abuse may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party for their misconduct and deter similar behavior in the future.

If you or a loved one has suffered physical abuse in a nursing home, an attorney can evaluate the specifics of your case and determine the potential compensation available. At Stewart Bell, PLLC, we offer a free consultation to all potential clients, so find out the value of your case by calling or submitting our form today!

How Can Stewart Bell Help Your Case?

We believe that victims of nursing home abuse deserve strong and unwavering legal representation. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate each case, and will work tirelessly to build a compelling case on behalf of our clients.

When you trust us to represent you or your loved one, our private investigator will start by conducting a thorough investigation of the nursing home facility in question and the actions of its staff. This may include gathering medical records, witness statements, and other evidence that may be relevant to the case. We will also work with medical experts to assess the extent of the victim’s injuries and their long-term effects.

From there, we will use our expertise and knowledge of the law to build a strong case against the responsible parties. Our goal is to hold them accountable for their actions and obtain the compensation and justice our clients deserve.

Throughout the entire process, we will keep our clients informed and involved. Each person we represent deserves compassionate and personalized attention, and we will be there for our clients every step of the way.

In short, we believe that victims of nursing home abuse deserve to have a trustworthy law firm fighting for their rights. At Stewart Bell, we are committed to doing just that.

What Comes Next?

With a free consultation and evaluation of your case, we can provide you with options for moving forward and give you an idea of what your case may be worth.

If you do have a case, we will take over collecting evidence of the abusive practices carried out in the nursing home. We even have our own private investigator to find out what is happening in your loved one’s care facility behind the scenes.

The process of negotiating with a care facility’s insurance company can be stressful and involved, so we will take over the negotiation process on your behalf. Rest assured that we are no strangers to the attempts made by insurance adjusters to underpay claims and protect their own assets, and your maximum settlement is being sought when we’re on the job.

Your lawyer will go over your final settlement offer with you, and you will always have the choice to either take the offer or turn it down.

If you accept the offer, we will facilitate the agreement to be sure it is completed promptly and as agreed upon.

Elderly Physical Abuse FAQs

There are several laws in place that protect the elderly from physical abuse in nursing homes. Some of these laws include the Elder Justice Act, the Older Americans Act, and the Elderly Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act. These laws require nursing homes to provide adequate care and protection to their residents and provide legal avenues for holding negligent or abusive staff members and facilities accountable for their actions.

West Virginia has a 24-hour statewide hotline for reporting elderly abuse: 800-352-6513. The National Center on Elder Abuse also provides this list of state resources for reporting, including county-specific resources, hotlines specifically for reporting elder financial exploitation, and contact information for the long-term care ombudsman.

At Stewart Bell, we understand that many of our clients are already facing significant financial challenges due to medical expenses and other costs associated with nursing home abuse. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win your case.

There are no upfront costs or fees, and we will cover all the expenses associated with your case until it is resolved.

While obvious injuries can be a powerful piece of evidence, proving nursing home abuse can be complicated. A lawyer can help you investigate the details of your case, collect evidence, and build a strong legal argument on your behalf. A lawyer can also help you move through the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected at every stage.

Preventing physical elder abuse starts with carefully selecting a nursing home for your loved one. Research the facility and read reviews from current and former residents and their families.

Once you’ve chosen a nursing home, visit your loved one regularly and be alert for signs of abuse, such as unexplained bruises or injuries, weight loss, or sudden changes in behavior.

If you suspect abuse, report it to the nursing home and consider seeking legal representation.

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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.

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