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Indianapolis Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

The experienced Indiana nursing home injury lawyer William “Bill” Hurst and his staff know that nothing could be more devastating than learning that your loved one has been neglected or abused by nursing home employees; the very people you trusted to provide care? Nursing home residents are extremely vulnerable and dependent on their care givers. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a legal responsibility to care for their residents properly and safely. When they neglect that responsibility, you need to seek help from an Indiana Nursing Home Injury Lawyer.Indiana Nursing Home Injury Lawyer

“Elder abuse” is defined by the US Administration on Aging as “the intentional or negligent act by a family member or caregiver that causes harm or serious risk of harm to an older adult.” “Elder” is defined as anyone 60 years or older. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of elderly abuse cases in 2010 was 5,961,568. Looked at another way, the percent of the total elderly population in the US abused in 2010 was 9.5%. Indiana’s elder population in 2010 was 1,128,000. It is suspected that about 12% of that population was subject to some form of elder abuse. The percent of nursing homes that have been in violation of elder abuse laws was found to be at 36%.

Know What to Look For!

Elder abuse can manifest in a variety of ways including:

  • Physical abuse (inflicting or threatening to inflict),
  • Sexual abuse,
  • Emotional or psychological abuse (mental or emotional anguish through verbal or non-verbal acts),
  • Financial or material exploitation (illegal taking, misuse, or concealment of the money or property of an elder),
  • Neglect (refusal or failure by those responsible to provide food, shelter, health care, or protection),
  • Self-neglect (allowing activity by an elder that threatens his or her own health), or
  • Abandonment (desertion of an elder by anyone who has assumed responsibility or custody of that elder).

Symptoms and Signs of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can come in several forms. To help protect your loved ones, keep an eye out for these common signs of elder abuse as laid out by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). While one sign does not necessarily indicate abuse, some tell-tale signs that there could be a problem include:

  • Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns may be an indication of physical abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.
  • Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, and unusual depression may be indicators of emotional abuse.
  • Bruises around the breasts or genital area can occur from sexual abuse.
  • Sudden changes in financial situations may be the result of exploitation.
  • Bedsores, unattended medical needs, poor hygiene, and unusual weight loss are indicators of possible neglect.
  • Behavior such as belittling, threats and other uses of power and control by spouses are indicators of verbal or emotional abuse.
  • Strained or tense relationships, frequent arguments between the caregiver and elderly person are also signs.

Most important is to be alert. The suffering is often in silence. If you notice changes in personality or behavior, you should start to question what is going on.

Seek Help from an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or assisted living negligence, please contact an Indiana nursing home injury lawyer at our office. We have more than 35 years of experience helping victims of nursing home injury, abuse, and neglect recover the financial settlements they deserve. Don’t let the people who have exploited your loved one get away with this terrible form of neglect or abuse. Contact the Indiana law office of William “Bill” Hurst to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced nursing home injury lawyer or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We will advise you of all your legal rights and if we represent your family, we only charge a fee if we are successful in your case.¡Hablamos Español!

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney