Unfortunately, deaths of residents within six months of moving to a long-term care facility are astonishingly and unacceptably high. When a family member dies while in the care of nursing home staff, neglect or abuse is often the cause. Loved ones are left grieving over the loss and often required to question the cause of the tragedy. Attorneys at Pickett Dummigan have over 100 years of experience investigating the root cause of deaths in long-term care facilities. They will discover whether the death was wrongfully caused by neglect or abuse.
If your loved one’s death was caused by abuse or neglect, attorneys at Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP will hold wrongdoers accountable for deadly negligent acts, including:
Nursing home residents are often the victim of bottom-line budgeting at for-profit facilities. Reducing staff and hiring lesser qualified employees create an environment where residents are left neglected and unsupervised. Required check-ins becomes infrequent, putting health and lives at risk.
Falls occur, resulting in broken bones. Being bedridden without being moved and repositioned leads to pressure wounds that become infected. Confinement can also result in positional asphyxia, suffocating a resident wedged between a bed and a wall.
Investigating a nursing home wrongful death claim requires reconstruction of the events that caused the wrongful death. Taking a thorough approach involves review of the facility’s history of violating state and federal law and deficiencies in their training program. Pickett Dummigan will help you and your loved ones answer hard questions and hopefully find some peace and resolution to the wrongs that occurred.
To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Portland nursing home wrongful death attorney, contact our office by email or call us at 503-405-8037. You pay us nothing for your initial legal consultation. We represent individuals in state and federal courts in Oregon or Washington.
All our cases are contingency fee based: If you don’t recover, we don’t charge.