Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Portland
Standing Up for the Most Vulnerable
in Our Community
Types of Nursing Home Neglect Claims
At Pickett Dummigan McCall, 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
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
I am a licensed California attorney. When my sister was injured in Portland, I turned to Kristen West McCall. Kristen was responsive, diligent, and most importantly, went beyond expectations in the pursuit of compensation for my sister. I would recommend her unconditionally.
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.
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.
Quick Answers from Our Attorneys
Q: Why is it important to consult with an experienced lawyer about elder care?
“Families and loved ones pay a lot of money for their elders to be taken care of so it is the responsibility of nursing homes or any medical institution to meet their professional responsibility. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Regardless, finding the answers can create peace after a traumatic situation.”
— Kristen West McCall
Q: What motivates you?
“I’ve dedicated my career to helping people stand up for themselves. I came to PDM Legal because of the strength and depth of experience of the team.”
— Megan Johnson
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.
A Free Consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is nursing home neglect?
Although sometimes neglect is a result of inadequate staffing, overworked employees, or poor training, in some cases it’s intentional.
What qualifies as 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?
Once your loved one is in a safe place, seek legal advice. Our team of nursing home neglect attorneys at Pickett Dummigan McCall 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.