Spokane Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
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There are specific members of the Spokane population who are at a higher risk for abuse than other members. Children, the mentally ill, and the elderly are all at the most risk for abuse. Unfortunately, the abuse of these individuals is more frequent than one would hope. Since Spokane is densely populated, the numbers suggest there may be a higher number of incidents in this city compared to others simply because there are more elderly to begin with. Although they are in a high-risk group for abuse, this does not mean there is no recourse when it comes to holding those who are guilty responsible. An experienced Spokane nursing home abuse lawyer can help loved ones address this issue to find justice for the abused and hopefully make strides toward the prevention of abuse in the future.
Because this is such a significant problem, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services has set up a system for reporting elder and nursing home abuse. In fact, there are even those who are mandatory reporters. This means they have to report abuse or risk losing their professional licenses and possibly even being held liable as accomplices to the crime.
There are a wide variety of abuses that occur in nursing homes. It’s important for loved ones to be able to recognize these signs so that they can stop the abuse and tend to their loved ones. Some of the most common types of abuse and their associated signs are listed below:
Unfortunately, because of their living situations and because the elderly are often dependent on those who are abusing them, they may not report the abuse for fear of repercussions from their abusers. This means that it’s generally up to the people who love them to look out for the signs of abuse and to make sure they are being cared for as they should be in the nursing home. This isn’t always easy, and addressing neglect and abuse can become a complicated matter for everyone involved.
Washington state has several laws in place that can help the victim and their loved ones recover as much as possible from the damages of abuse. An experienced Spokane nursing home abuse lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates can help the victim and his or her family when the time comes to take action. Our loved ones should not have to suffer at the hands of the people who are supposed to care for them, and experienced nursing home abuse lawyers can help keep it from happening to someone else’s loved one in the future.
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