Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Portland

Standing Up for the Most Vulnerable
in Our Community

Types of Nursing Home Neglect Claims

At Pickett Dummigan Weingart, we know the range of emotions you may be feeling. Discovering that a loved one is the victim of neglect and abuse can cause grief, anger, and sadness. We provide compassionate and professional advice and representation to help you through this situation.

Our team of Portland nursing home malpractice lawyers are ready to investigate and pursue justice for your loved one. We’ll investigate the facility’s history of violations of both federal and state law to determine if there’s a pattern of neglect. We also focus on staffing and training deficiencies, which are often the root cause of nursing home injuries.

We’ll make sure responsible parties are held accountable for the abuse, neglect, or even death they’ve caused.



For numerous families whose family members died because they were given excessive doses of morphine.



For an individual who suffered a stroke as the result of a medication error.



For a family who lost their loved one when a pressure sore became infected, causing sepsis and death.

Recognize the Telltale Signs of Nursing Abuse

Most assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Portland provide good care and a safe environment. However, senior citizens find themselves vulnerable to harm caused by poor medical treatment, 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.

The best way to find out if your loved one is being properly cared for is to regularly pop in for unannounced visits. If you notice any of these red flags, don’t wait to take action.

Keep a watchful eye!

When you visit a loved one in a nursing home, long-term care, or assisted living facility, look for:

• Unexplained cuts, bruises, or bleeding
• Bedsores and pressure wounds
• Torn or bloody clothing
• Unsanitary living conditions
• Malnourishment or dehydration
• Medication errors
• Humiliation or intimidation
• New pain complaints

Elder and Nursing Facility Abuse: A Growing Problem

A large number of nursing homes in America are owned by for-profit corporations. Many institutions have reduced staff or hired less-qualified employees for lower salaries to reduce costs and increase profits.

Oregon Nursing Home Abuse

Currently, there are over 36 million Americans over the age of 65. By the year 2050, that number is projected to increase to 86.7 million as the baby boomer generation moves from middle age to senior adulthood. Many of these older adults may need a nursing home or assisted living care.

What our clients say 

Excellent client communications, taking the time to educate us and setting realistic expectations. The results exceeded expectations.

-Craig Spiezle

Mr. Dummigan and his staff are very professional and caring. They took a case that no one else would…and put their energy and resources into the case to see it come to a successful close. It was an unfortunate series of events that led me to Mr. Dummigan’s office, but I was thankful for the closure his office brought to my situation.

-Lisa Marie

I could not have asked for a better legal team than all three of you. Thank you again for the time and energy that you and your staff were willing to spend on my behalf, it made these last two years of my life a little more tolerable.

-Sherry Wells

Quick Answers from Our Attorneys

Q: What can I expect when working with your firm?

“You pay a lot of money to ensure your loved one is taken care of — when that doesn’t happen, it can cause feelings of betrayal, anger, and heartbreak. Working with an experienced lawyer will help you find answers, hold the responsible party accountable, and create peace after a traumatic situation. We’ll do our best to make the process simple and are always here to answer questions. We’ll work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality representation possible.”

R. Brendan Dummigan

3 Steps to Justice

If a loved one is being abused or neglected at a nursing home or private care facility, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for any damages suffered. Our nursing home neglect attorneys won’t stand for this type of treatment in our community. We can help hold the people who harmed your loved one accountable for their actions.

1. Get in touch 

Fill out our contact form so we can schedule a time to talk.

2. Free Consultation

We’ll listen to your situation, and answer any questions.

3. Get Justice

If you have a case, our attorneys will dedicate their full attention to your case.

Remember, we’ll never charge a fee until we win your case.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is nursing home neglect?

When caregivers don’t take care of an elderly person as needed, that’s considered elder neglect. This could include not helping them with their everyday needs (like using the bathroom or taking their medication), as well as failing to fulfill their physical, medical, and emotional needs.

Although sometimes neglect is a result of inadequate staffing, overworked employees, or poor training, in some cases it’s intentional.

What qualifies as abuse?

Nursing home abuse can take many forms. Besides physical abuse, victims can also suffer from psychological, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse.

Pay close attention to any signs that your loved one may be a victim of abuse of any kind, including weight loss, bruises, depression, poor hygiene, or unknown withdrawals from bank accounts.

What should I do if my loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect/abuse?

If you think a loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect, you should act immediately. Report your suspicions to the nursing home administration and remove your loved one from the facility. If you think your loved one may be in immediate danger, call 911.

Once your loved one is in a safe place, seek legal advice. Our team of nursing home neglect attorneys at Pickett Dummigan Weingart is here for you. You can schedule a free consultation with us so we can listen to you, answer all your questions, and help you get justice for your loved one.