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Wrongful Death Caused By Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse

More than 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes, and the percentage of the population living in assisted care facilities is on the rise. Choosing to place a loved one in a nursing home facility is never an easy decision, but it is necessary for many families. And when families place a relative under the care of a nursing home, the expectation is that the elderly family member will be treated with love and care, which is why it is so violating when that trust is breached.

If your loved one died wrongfully due to nursing home neglect or abuse in North Dakota, you have grounds for a personal injury claim. But what constitutes nursing home neglect in North Dakota? And how do you choose the right wrongful death lawyer in North Dakota? If you need answers, our experts are here to help.

What Constitutes Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse, According to Expert North Dakota Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

According to data gathered by Medicare, of the 80 nursing homes in North Dakota, 24% of these facilities demonstrated serious deficiencies that led to residents being hurt. Nursing home neglect is a serious problem facing our state. But how does state law define nursing home abuse?

North Dakota’s Vulnerable Adult Protection Services Act is responsible for governing abuse, exploitation, or neglect of adults. The act defines abuse as “the willful act or omission of a caregiver that results in the physical injury, mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, sexual abuse, or financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.” This means that neglect falls under the category of abuse.

Nursing home negligence can take many different forms. Examples of nursing home abuse include:
  • Failure to provide basic needs, such as hygiene or nutrition
  • Physical violence or emotional abuse
  • Exposure to contagious diseases
  • Sexual abuse
  • And more

In extreme cases, nursing home abuse can lead to death. And in these cases, victims of families need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Choosing the Right Wrongful Death Lawyer After Your Loss

Nursing home abuse claims are often extremely difficult to litigate. Neglect is often difficult to prove, because it so often occurs behind closed doors—and evidence is consequently hard to come by. However, an attorney who specializes in these cases can help you with an investigation to prove liability and secure the damages you and your family deserve.

The most important criteria to consider when choosing your representation is experience with cases similar to your own in the state where the abuse occurred. And that’s where trusted lawyer James Shaw comes in.

Ready to Consult With a Lawyer? Call Today To Consult With North Dakota Attorney James Shaw

At Carabin Shaw, we believe that nursing homes who neglect the elderly residents in their care must be held fully accountable for the harm and devastation that has occurred due to their negligence. Our North Dakota nursing home neglect attorneys have been helping victims and their families for more than two decades, and we’ve recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for thousands of satisfied clients.

Our firm specializes in nursing home abuse claims and wrongful death cases, and we want to help you understand the full range of your legal options so you can make the decision that is right for you and get the damages you deserve. If you’re ready to take the next step and talk to a wrongful death lawyer in North Dakota, call us today at 1-800-555-0101 to receive a no cost, no obligation consultation with expert North Dakota attorney James Shaw. Don’t wait—let a qualified and compassionate lawyer help you seek justice now.

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