Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Oklahoma
Trusted Advocates For Elderly Patients Harmed in Nursing Homes
The weak and helpless members of our community deserve the highest levels
of care and compassion. When the people entrusted with the care of vulnerable
friends and loved ones not only fail to provide the appropriate level
of care, but harm the patients, the law provides recourse.
That's where Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Martin Jean &
Jackson can step in. We represent patents and families in nursing home
abuse and injury cases.
We represent clients who have suffered neglect, abuse, or injuries, such as:
- Falls, due to lack of supervision or unsafe conditions
- Failure to prevent or treat infections or bed sores
- Neglect of basic needs
- Personal hygiene neglect
- Environmental hazards
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual assault
How Common is Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse affects thousands of families each year. In 2014 alone,
over 14,000 complaints filed with the nursing home public advocate were
about abuse or neglect. In 2013, the National Center for Victims of Crime
found that nearly 10,000 nursing home residents filed complaints related to abuse.
Contact our firm today for help holding negligent nursing staff accountable for their actions.
Achieving Maximum Results in Nursing Home Injury Cases
Our nursing home abuse attorneys in Oklahoma draw on more than 100 years
of combined legal experience to achieve maximum results for clients who
have suffered injuries in nursing homes. During our years of service,
our firm has recovered more than $500 million for more than 15,000 clients
This experience has resulted in the seasoned legal judgment our clients
rely on to protect their rights and fight back against nursing homes,
their attorneys, insurance companies, and adjusters seeking to limit recovery
in their cases. Our carefully considered legal guidance has enabled our
clients to gain funds needed to cover the quality nursing care they need.
Investigating Nursing Home Abuse Claims
We can help you obtain evidence that could help out your case:
- Medical records
- Security camera footage
- Records from the nursing home
- Medical bills/ prescriptions
- Empoyee records & quaifcations
Recognized in Our Field
Our Oklahoma nursing home abuse lawyers are proud that our clients and
profession at large recognize our achievements. Every partner in our firm
has been selected for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
or the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In addition, each partner has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers
as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country. For their part, our clients recognize
our achievements regularly by recommending us to their friends and family
when they are in need of legal assistance.
Call our nursing home abuse attorneys in Oklahoma to
schedule an initial consultation in
Tulsa to learn about the options available with respect to nursing home abuse
Nursing Home Abuse FAQ
What are the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect?
Elders living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities often cannot
speak up for themselves to report abuse or neglect due to their mental
health, physical disabilities, or fears of their abusers. Family members
who visit or call these elders are usually the people who have to notice
the warning signs and report them. A few signs of abuse or neglect that
you might be able to notice include:
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Unexplained bruises or cuts
- Complaints of fall risks
- Fear around a certain person
- Unclean living conditions
What qualifies as “neglect” in a nursing home setting?
Although abuse is obviously a serious issue, neglect is usually more likely
to occur. Neglect can be more difficult to notice than abuse because it
happens in subtle ways but can be just as damaging. When an elder needs
attention or care but does not get it due to the mistakes or absentmindedness
of a caretaker, it is neglect. One way to think about it is that abuse
is intentionally done, but harm through neglect happens unintentionally.
This does not make it excusable, though.
My family member was neglected and died. Can I sue the negligent nursing
home for elder abuse?
Yes, you can sue a nursing home for the untimely death of your loved one
who was staying there. In such a situation, your case would involve nursing
and wrongful death, which will introduce new areas of the law and liability
rules. Our attorneys can assist you in exploring your legal options and
pursuing maximum compensation in such a complicated and sensitive case.
What do I do if I suspect nursing home abuse or neglect?
If you think your elderly loved one is being abused or neglected in their
Oklahoma nursing home, then you should call our law firm at to discuss your options. We can advise you about what to do next, which
might involve starting an investigation and reporting the problem to the
nursing home management. When your loved one could be in imminent danger
of physical abuse, you should call the authorities.
What are the benefits of a successful nursing home abuse lawsuit?
A successful nursing home abuse claim or lawsuit can award you and your
loved one with financial compensation. It can help pay for nursing home
costs, medical treatments, pain and suffering damages, and more. Money
cannot undo the harm the nursing home did or allowed, but it can help
you feel more confident in your future again. Also, a nursing home abuse
claim might be the first step in forcing the establishment to change its
staff and policies, which could potentially protect others from suffering
the same abuse as your loved one.
Do the CMS nursing home ratings mean anything?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rates and reviews
nursing homes across the country based on health inspections, staffing
levels, and quality measures. However, the CMS rating system is notoriously
unreliable. Due to loopholes in the law and the rating system, many nursing
homes with unsatisfactory conditions can still earn 5/5 stars. If your
loved one is reporting abuse at their nursing home, then don’t be
deterred from taking legal action just because the establishment has earned
a favorable CMS rating.