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Elder Care Negligence

As our population ages, more and more seniors find themselves living under the partial or total care of others. Sometimes this means family members, but often this involves an elder care facility. Examples include nursing or convalescent homes, rest homes, group homes, or other elder care facilities. When acts of negligence, neglect, or abuse occur on the premises of one of these facilities, causing injury to an elder resident or patient, it may be the basis for a personal injury or medical malpractice claim or suit.

There are a number of ways that an elder care facility can act with negligence, or worse, to establish liability for an elder lawsuit. Failure to keep the premises reasonably safe and hazard-free, negligence in screening and hiring employees who in turn mistreat or injure patients through neglect or abuse, negligence in watching over the residents themselves to ensure their safe movement within the facility, or failure to keep proper sanitation, maintain adequate health and safety standards can all lead to an elder injury claim. The facility’s responsibility is even more heightened if it accepts Medicare.

When a patient is injured at an elder care facility, it may be difficult to know at first what happened, and who is liable. You need an attorney skilled in seeking out answers to these complex questions in order to ensure that your elder loved one is treated fairly and justly. At Puget Law Group, we have the skills and experience to assist you in these difficult matters; our elder abuse attorney, Casey Arbenz, aggressively represent survivors of elder abuse and makes sure they are fairly compensated for their injuries.

If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, call our Tacoma Personal Injury lawyers now.