Nursing Home Attorney in Montana and Wyoming
Nursing Home injury cases
If you or a loved one suspect elder abuse, you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer on your side. With 60 years of combined experience, our attorneys are well-equipped to handle your nursing home or senior abuse legal case.
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Nursing home abuse cases have profound implications that extend beyond legal boundaries. Senior abuse in nursing homes is rampant in the U.S. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This mistreatment is called elder abuse. The abuse itself can range from physical to financial, and the repercussions can be deadly.
At Stinson Law Group (SLG), we recognize the multifaceted nature of nursing home cases and stand ready as qualified plaintiff attorneys to guide you through these challenging times. Whether you have personally experienced mistreatment or are seeking assistance for a family member, our team of experienced lawyers is committed to providing the compassionate legal support you need. We are here to help you seek justice and compensation, ensuring that your rights and dignity are protected throughout the process.
Have You Been A Victim of Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?
Many cases of abuse and neglect go unreported. Knowing about different types of nursing home abuse and the signs of neglect and abuse is crucial for anyone in an assisted care facility or with family in one. Being able to spot it can help you seek the help you need.
You may see signs of abuse or neglect at a care facility. Indicators of potential abuse include:
- Emotional Distress: A shift towards withdrawal, agitation, or even aggression.
- Trauma Indications: Manifesting signs of trauma, such as repetitive rocking.
- Physical Evidence: Presence of unexplained pressure marks, bruises, burns, cuts, or scars.
- Preventable Conditions: Development of avoidable conditions like bedsores, which arise from prolonged immobility.
- Living Conditions: Hazards, unsafety, or unsanitary living environments.
- Personal Neglect: Disheveled appearance, marked by unwashed hair, soiled clothing, or inadequate dental hygiene.
- Lack of Essential Items: Absence of crucial personal health items like glasses, walkers, dentures, or hearing aids.
- Financial Anomalies: Unanticipated financial losses or unpaid bills despite apparent financial stability.
These signs should not be overlooked and may indicate a need for intervention to ensure the safety and well-being of older individuals. If you suspect abuse and think someone is in urgent danger, call 911. If you are ready for legal help, call us.
Common Cases for Nursing Home Residents
If you or your loved one has been neglected, abused, or harmed in a nursing home, they may be entitled to compensation.
There are many types of elder abuse that you can seek legal help for:
- Psychological abuse: This includes threats, insults, intimidation, manipulation, and other actions that impact someone’s mental well-being. It is among the most commonly reported abuse in nursing homes. It may be referred to as emotional harm as well.
- Physical abuse: Physical abuse is one of the most common types of abuse that occurs in nursing homes. This includes pushing, slapping, punching, pinching, kicking, or anything meant to cause pain or physical injury.
- Neglect: Neglect denotes the inadequacy of nursing home staff and caregivers in fulfilling a resident’s medical, hygiene, and other essential requirements. This form of mistreatment constitutes 11.6% of documented nursing home abuse cases, although this figure likely grossly underrepresents the true prevalence of nursing home neglect.
- Abandonment: Abandonment is when caretakers desert or intentionally forsake elders in care facilities for a period of time, which puts the elderly adult at serious risk of harm.
- Financial abuse and exploitation: This can include financial neglect, health care fraud, and financial exploitation.
- Sexual Abuse: Elder sexual abuse can include sexual contact with an elderly person who is confused or unable to give consent, sexual contact or penetration without the victim’s consent, and forced nudity.
What to Do If You or a Loved One Has Experienced Abuse in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
Encountering abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility can be distressing, and knowing how to respond is crucial. The first step, especially if you believe someone is in danger, is to report it. Calling 911 for an emergency, including elder abuse, is well within your rights. If the person is in need of medical attention, make sure they get the professional help they need. When you are in a safe space to file an official complaint, it’s essential to document any signs of abuse and gather evidence. You can contact the Department of Health Services in your state for non-emergency cases.
In this challenging scenario, Stinson Law Group stands ready to guide victims through the intricate legal process. Our adept attorneys understand the nuances of filing a nursing home injury claim, ensuring your rights are upheld and justice is sought. We provide the expertise and support necessary to navigate this distressing situation, helping you obtain the compensation you deserve while safeguarding your well-being.
Compensation for Victims of Nursing Home Neglect
Similar to car accident victims, individuals who have suffered from nursing home neglect may be entitled to various forms of compensation. This compensation can encompass medical expenses, lost wages due to the inability to work, and even compensation for the emotional toll, often referred to as pain and suffering.
We can help navigate your case and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Wyoming Laws for Nursing Home Neglect
Along with Federal laws protecting assisted living facility residents, Wyoming has specific laws designed to protect the rights and well-being of people living in nursing homes. The Wyoming Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program acts on behalf of recipients of long-term care services in Wyoming to advocate for adequacy of care received, quality of life, and preserve recipients’ independence, dignity, rights, autonomy, and freedom of choice.
Montana Laws for Nursing Home Neglect
Montana law defines abuse as the infliction of physical abuse, mental abuse, or the deprivation of food, shelter, clothing, or services necessary to maintain the physical or mental health or an older person or a person with a developmental disability without lawful authority.
The federal definition of abuse is the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain, or mental anguish. Neglect is the failure to provide goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness. If you suspect abuse, Montana state law mandates that you report it to the appropriate parties.
Why Choose Stinson Law Group
Our team of abuse attorneys understands the legal implications of elder abuse and the emotional turmoil it causes. We are by your side, even in the darkest times. We have helped our clients navigate the complex world of insurance, elder abuse, and mistreatment in both Montana and Wyoming. Our goal is to ensure that you get the justice and care you deserve.
We’re Here to Help
The elderly in skilled nursing facilities are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Their dependency on caretakers can create a power imbalance that makes it hard to reach out for help if they are in need. At Stinson Law Group, we understand how confusing and frightening abuse is. We are on your side. If you aren’t able to speak up for yourself, you deserve someone with expertise to speak up for you.
We offer free consultations to make sure you feel secure in our ability to tackle your abuse case. Reach out to us today to discuss your case, and let us help you ensure the justice you deserve.
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Decades of experience tell us to prepare all cases, big or small, for trial. A legal team that does not prepare your case for trial is an easy target for the other side and is likely to lose. The best settlement occurs when you, your lawyer, and your law team are ready for trial. At Stinson Law Group, we are ready for trial and the other side knows it.
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Experience tells us using a “case team” best predicts a win. At Stinson Law Group our case team is a lead lawyer who will try your case if required, conduct settlement negotiations, and interact with the court and opposing counsel; a dedicated trial support legal team for research and document preparation; and an experienced paralegal for organization and investigation.
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You should feel comfortable asking any question and get an understandable answer from your lawyer and their legal team. We pride ourselves on treating our clients respectfully, explaining things clearly, and answering all questions. This may well be your first time in the legal system, but we have thousands of hours of handling cases just like yours. We will guide you.
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