Washington DC Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse Lawyer
It is never easy to see a family member enter into a nursing home. Admission means that your loved one can no longer take care of himself or herself. However, families can usually take comfort from knowing that the nursing home staff will provide adequate care and treatment. Unfortunately, elder neglect and abuse happen far too often in these long-term care facilities, leaving patients seriously injured and families devastated.
If your loved one was the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important that you take legal action. Not only are you entitled to seek compensation for the injury or death of your family member, but pursuing these claims also sends a strong message to lawmakers that elder abuse is simply not acceptable.
Advocating For Nursing Home Abuse Victims In Washington, D.C., Maryland And Virginia
For over a decade, attorney Jeffrey Downey has represented one of the most deserving yet vulnerable segments of our society — our elderly in long-term care facilities. Having personal experience with his own father in a long-term care facility, he knows firsthand how these issues impact a family.
Mr. Downey has secured some of the largest elder abuse verdicts in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Many of these notable verdicts have been for millions of dollars. Due to his staunch legal advocacy, he has set important legal precedents that have helped pave the way for others to fight nursing home abuse and protect the rights of our elderly in long-term care facilities.
The Types Of Nursing Home Abuse Cases That We Handle
Our law firm helps families address a wide range of elder abuse claims, including those involving:
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Inadequate staffing
- Overmedication and lethargy
- Serious fractures
- Impaction/bowel blockage
- Significant blood sugar fluctuations
- Use of restraints causing injury
- Unexplained injuries
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal and emotional abuse
- Assisted living negligence
- Nursing home wrongful death
Getting The Attention Of Lawmakers
Mr. Downey is trusted and respected by past clients, the legal community and lawmakers when it comes to elder protection. Not only has he won many complex elder abuse claims, he also devotes much of his personal time to elder advocacy. He has served in leadership positions for National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) and the Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL). He lectures to legal organizations and resident council groups in nursing homes. Mr. Downey has also written numerous articles and published a book on elder protection. Furthermore, his legal work and advocacy have drawn the attention of lawmakers, resulting in many of his clients being asked to testify before Congress regarding elder abuse. Learn more about Mr. Downey’s credentials.
Learn More About Your Legal Rights. Contact Our Law Firm.
It costs you nothing to speak with our Washington, D.C., nursing home neglect attorney about the merits of your case. We can assess your unique circumstances and provide initial thoughts about the likelihood of success. Contact our lawyers at 703-564-7318 to schedule an initial consultation.