Nursing Home Neglect
Frequently Asked Questions

Experts identify four primary types of nursing home abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, and financial. Victims may display physical injuries or behavioral changes. Physical or sexual abuse can result in bruises, cuts, or welts and damage to personal belongings. Psychological trauma can also arise from physical or emotional abuse, causing agitation or withdrawal. Sudden changes in financial accounts may indicate coercion or fraud. Neglect can be identified through poor hygiene, nutrition, and untreated illness or injury.


Contact the Deuterman Law Group immediately. We’ll help report the issue to the proper authorities, such as the county Adult Protective Services office. And we’ll gather information to assist in the investigation and prepare a claim against the owners and operators of the nursing home.

An attorney will protect your loved one’s rights and represent their best interests in cases of suspected nursing home abuse or neglect. They can conduct a thorough investigation, resulting in immediate changes. If you haven’t filed a complaint, we can coordinate with the state Division of Health Services Regulation to ensure an investigation. If needed, we will also assess potential compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and relocation. An attorney can help appoint a family member as a guardian and file a legal complaint against the nursing home.


Most attorneys who handle nursing home neglect lawsuits do so on a contingency basis. That means the attorney representing you in your accident case earns no fee unless you win. It also means you won’t need to pay anything out of pocket. You can have expert representation even without savings, a home, or a car. Your attorney takes care of all the upfront costs and then removes applicable fees and costs from your final settlement.

Nursing home neglect lawyers are distinguished by their specialized knowledge of elder law, focused practice on elder abuse and neglect, strong advocacy for the elderly, compassionate approach to client representation, ability to navigate regulatory landscapes, and specific litigation and negotiation skills tailored to the complexities of nursing home neglect and abuse cases.

Selecting the right nursing home neglect lawyer involves careful consideration of their specialization, experience, reputation, legal approach, communication skills, and staff resources. Taking the time to research and meet with potential lawyers can help you find the best advocate for your case.