Nursing Home Neglect

Most assisted living facilities and nursing homes provide good care and a safe environment for our loved ones. Yet, senior citizens find themselves vulnerable to numerous forms of harm due to poor medical treatment or neglect and abuse by poorly trained or uncaring staff. These problems are made worse by the fact that these older adults are often not able to communicate their needs to family or friends.At Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP, our experienced, caring attorneys protect the rights of our clients in various nursing home neglect claims that include the following:

  • Bedsores/pressure wounds
  • Wandering, elopement and abandonment
  • Medication errors
  • Falls
  • Nursing home sexual abuse
  • Wrongful death

Many of the institutions that provide long-term care for the elderly are owned by for-profit corporations. In an effort to maximize profits, many institutions have cut back on staff or hired less qualified workers for lower salaries in an attempt to decrease costs.

Oregon Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home and elder abuse is an increasingly important concern in the United States. Currently, there are more than 36 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. With the baby boomer generation transitioning from middle age to older adulthood, that number is expected to swell to 86.7 million by the year 2050. Many of these older adults may require a form of nursing home or assisted living care.

In every nursing home negligence case handled by Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP, our personal injury lawyers investigate the nursing home’s history of violations of both federal and state law to determine if there is a pattern of neglect. We also focus on staffing and training deficiencies, which are often the root cause of nursing home injuries.

Get Legal Help Today For You or Your Loved One

If you feel that you or a loved one have been victimized by negligence or abuse while in the care of a nursing home, long-term care or assisted living facility, please contact us for help. Pickett Dummigan McCall LLPĀ stands ready to investigate and pursue all available civil damage remedies. We always welcome telephone calls, and if you call 503-405-8037, you will be able to speak to a lawyer experienced in nursing home litigation. You can find all of our contact information and intake form by visiting our contact page.

All our cases are contingency fee based: If you don’t recover, we don’t charge.