Nursing Home Negligence

Experienced Nursing Home Negligence Litigation

When a family arranges for long term medical care for an elderly or physically impaired individual, they expect that their loved one will be well cared for. Sadly, that is often not the case. Nursing home staff can be overworked, underpaid and lack suitable training. These are not situations a family will see on a site visit, yet they often occur.

At Treon & Shook, PLLC, we have extensive experience in nursing home negligence litigation. AV-rated* attorney Doug Shook defended nursing homes for over 10 years. Since 2004, he has been representing the injured residents, with significant success and to the great satisfaction of family members.

Some law firms will charge a fee of up to 45 percent up front to represent individuals in a nursing home negligence lawsuit. Our law firm has a sliding scale fee agreement that our clients appreciate. When you receive a settlement, our attorney fee percentage will vary depending upon the amount of settlement you receive, and when in the litigation process the matter resolves.

Representative case: An elderly man was tipped out of a wheel-chair while he was being transported in an ambulance. He was subsequently bed-ridden and developed pressure sores which resulted in two leg amputations. He had no family, but we built a case against the ambulance company and the nursing home. The case settled for a confidential amount and our client lived out his life in a private home with 24 hour care, a dog for companionship and a large trust fund for financial security.

We Understand Special Needs Clients

Nursing home residents can be vulnerable young adults as well as the elderly. We represent clients who have nursing home problems such as the following:

  • Pressure sores or bed sores
  • Injuries from repeated falling
  • Sexual assault by staff or other residents
  • Emotional or physical abuse by staff or other residents
  • Medication errors in dosage or prescription
  • Failure to treat illnesses and infections
  • Burns or scalding
  • Choking on food or vomit

Your Guide Through Loss or Injury ∙ Hablamos español

At Treon & Shook, PLLC, our lawyers will guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf for the results you would like to achieve. If your loved one suffered a personal injury or wrongful death due to nursing home negligence, please call one of our lawyers at 602-265-7100 or send us an e-mail. There are no attorney fees unless a settlement is reached in your case.

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