Medford Rest Home Abuse Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rest home, Reed Law Firm can consult with you and your family to evaluate the case and discuss your options. Many rest home injuries are caused by well-meaning practitioners who either lacked training or were overworked in an understaffed facility. Both problems stem from the top. In the trade-off between facility profits and proper patient care, sometimes, patients get shorted and suffer tragic results.
In a case we handled, a rest home’s negligence had devastating consequences for our client’s paralyzed wife. The staff carelessly positioned her in bed, leading to a tragic fall due to the guard rail being left down. Compounding this negligence, her nursing gown was improperly secured with tight ties around the neck instead of safer Velcro straps. As the night progressed, a series of unfortunate events unfolded: her legs slowly slid off the bed while her gown became entangled in the bed frame, tragically leading to her strangulation and untimely death.
How did the insurance lawyers respond? “It was probably a suicide.”
Just another example of how extreme and underhanded insurance companies are in dealing with valid personal injury and wrongful death claims. In our case, they ignored our client’s inability to move any part of her body so that it was physically impossible for her to commit suicide. The truth didn’t matter; they defended their money and interests at all costs.
A state agency can look into what happened to your loved one, which may require that you request an investigation. If the facts show neglect, carelessness, or abuse resulted in the injury or death, then the agency’s investigation will contain important evidence like witness statements, photos, and even expert opinions/findings. When warranted, filing legitimate neglect and abuse cases serves to protect the public and hold professionals accountable so that the same mistake doesn’t happen to someone else.
Reed Law Firm can settle most rest home neglect and rest home abuse cases without going to trial. But either way, with or without a trial, you have just one chance to get justice, and the insurance companies know it. And you can be certain they will pull out all the stops.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a rest home, we can help level your playing field. Insurance companies have experts on their side; you need an expert on yours.
The system is lopsided, in favor of insurance companies. If your loved one was injured or killed in a rest home, we can help level your playing field. Insurance companies have experts on their side; you need an expert on yours.
Reed Law can stand for you, against them. We know their weaknesses from an insider’s vantage point. • Click About Us.
We work to get you the best possible settlement without going to trial; an estimated 95% of our cases settle without going to the courthouse. And if your case is one of the few that does have to go to trial, then we have the skills and experience to win. One of our recent trial verdicts was $550,000 against a premier Portland defense law firm.*
We can help you assess your loved one’s case. Call us at (541)772-3266 for a FREE initial in-person consultation at your home with your family to discuss your options.
Or you can click here to be taken to an on-line inquiry page, and we can set a time that’s best for you to talk – including nights and weekends. We are here to be a counselor to you and your family.*
BEWARE — POSSIBLE SHORT-DEADLINE ALERT: If the facility that caused your loved one’s abuse was owned/operated by any governmental entity/personnel, then you have a much shorter deadline than normal, often as little as 180 days! Consult with us to protect your rights or you could lose automatically.