Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys in Las Vegas
It is never easy to have to put your elderly family members in a nursing home – to trust a stranger to take care of the person who took care of you for so long.
Nursing home abuse or “elder abuse” may be one of the most difficult issues anyone can face. The victims of nursing home abuse are usually weak and vulnerable. As a result, they do not have the capacity to take care of themselves or to seek out help. Elder abuse can take a variety of forms, and many will not become apparent until noticeable physical evidence emerge — or unfortunately, when it’s too late and a wrongful death occurs. The problem is that elder abuse can be suspected, but it can be difficult to prove.
So when your loved one is the victim of poor care, neglect or abuse in one of these facilities, not only have they been physically hurt, but you’ve been personally betrayed by those who promised to take care of them for you.
Unfortunately, with an aging population, the demand for assisted living and skilled nursing facilities is increasing and overwhelmed companies will often hire staff who have absolutely no business taking care of people.
And the results are tragic — with more than 1,800 deaths a year linked to elder abuse.
Real Case Results
Dallas Horton & Associates have resolved hundreds of cases in Las Vegas, including nursing home abuse cases. Here are a few real results from some of our cases:
- $1.3 million for Nursing Home Abuse
- $500,000 for Nursing Home Abuse
- $2.975 million for Leg Injury
- $2.25 million for Probate Dispute
- $2.0 million for Spinal Cord Injury
"Irrespective of the size of the case, our goal is to give every client the time and attention they deserve, and to get justice for all. Our office has handled over 15,000 cases ranging in value from $5000 to $9.6 million. It is not about the value of the harm, its about correcting the injustice that has occurred. Our law firm cares about your injury as well as your recovery." - Dallas Horton
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The Types and Financial Impact of Elder Abuse
The National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA) defines elder abuse as intentional actions that cause your loved one harm or serious risk for harm — whether or not that harm is intended. It can be caused by a caregiver or someone else who works with the elder. The law protecting the elderly also extends to caregivers failing to meet the client’s basic needs and protect the individual from harm. This can include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
Studies show that the financial impact of violent injuries to older adults adds more than $5.3 billion to the U.S. health care expenditures. Financial exploitation of the elderly is also on the rise, with the elderly suffering an estimated $2.9 billion. If your loved one suffers from dementia, he or she has an even greater possibility of suffering from nursing home neglect, according to the NCEA.
Hiring a nursing home abuse attorney to take swift action against the abusers may be the only way to prevent others from experiencing the same injuries. If your loved one is in immediate danger, he or she needs to be removed from the facility immediately. After your loved one is in a safe environment, you should take legal action against the nursing home facility.
Dallas Horton & Associates have successfully handled numerous nursing home abuse cases. Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys take these crimes against your loved one’s dignity personally and will fight to help you bring those responsible to justice.
Let us help you in your Las Vegas Elder Abuse Case!
Our firm has the experience and medical knowledge necessary to take on these faceless corporations and their insurance company’s lawyers working hard to deny your loved one’s claim. You did what you had to do to help your loved one get the care they needed.
It’s not your fault, and certainly not your loved one’s fault, the nursing home failed in its duty and betrayed your trust. Now you need help to get your loved one the justice they deserve. Dallas Horton & Associates won’t let you down.