Swanson Gardner Meyers Cohon PLLC, has more than 30 years’ experience holding nursing homes and long term care facilities responsible for abusive, negligent care of their elderly and disabled patients when care facilities put profit before compassionate, competent care.
Competent standards of care that must be adhered to are outlined in the State of Washington’s Abuse of Vulnerable Adults Act. If the vulnerable, ill or disabled adult cared for in a nursing home, resident facility, or by a licensed caregiver, is harmed or neglected, it may be considered negligence.
We have represented patients and family members with power of attorney in cases involving terrible suffering and neglect in nursing homes, including:
- Bed sores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Dropped patients
- Failure to monitor
- Failure to provide adequate therapy
- Medication errors