Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm

Nursing home abuse law firms specialize in cases involving the abuse, exploitation, and neglect of people who live or have lived in nursing homes. Given the complexity of nursing home abuse law, only experienced law firms are well-equipped to handle these cases. Sokolove Law has fought for nursing home abuse victims for decades.

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About Our Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm

At Sokolove Law, we remain dedicated to our founding mission: to provide a voice for the voiceless. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have stood side by side with victims of nursing home abuse and neglect for more than 40 years.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Sokolove Law takes many types of nursing home abuse cases, including:

  • Nursing home abuse (physical abuse and sexual abuse or assault)
  • Nursing home neglect (neglect leading to malnutrition or bedsores)
  • Nursing home medical malpractice (e.g., medication errors that lead to physical injuries)
  • Wrongful death

As a national personal injury law firm, Sokolove Law has licensed personal injury attorneys all over the country, so we may be able to help you no matter where you are located.

Get a free case evaluation today to see if you might be able to file a personal injury claim over nursing home abuse.

Learn More About Your Options

If you or your loved one experienced abuse in a nursing home facility, an experienced nursing home lawyer with Sokolove Law can help you understand your legal options.

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How Sokolove Law Can Help

Often, elder abuse is committed in nursing home care facilities owned by massive corporations that are worth millions of dollars. With our national reach and extensive resources, Sokolove Law focuses on leveling the playing field between victims of abuse and these large companies.

By partnering with us, you’ll be working with a team of nursing home abuse lawyers who will stand in your corner and fight to protect you and your family. Here are some of the fundamental ways Sokolove Law supports its clients.

Attorney Advice

Sokolove Law’s nursing home abuse attorneys provide invaluable advice and services to victims and family members seeking justice against assisted living facilities.

Case Value Assessment

An attorney may be able to estimate the potential value of your case (how much money you could recover in a lawsuit), explain your legal options, and advise you on the best course of action.

Filing a Claim

We excel at boiling down an extremely complex legal process into a series of simple, concrete actions. We can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence and filing a complaint to negotiating settlements.

Settlement vs. Verdict

With our decades’ worth of experience, we know when to take a settlement offer and when to go to trial, how to present the strongest case, and how to recover as much nursing home abuse compensation for our clients as possible.

Top Qualities of a Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm

You can separate the top nursing home abuse law firms from the rest by looking for the qualities below. Sokolove Law prides itself on being a people-first law firm that not only meets these qualities but exceeds them.

A Good Track Record

Nursing home abuse law firms should have a proven track record of success. They should have dozens — if not hundreds or thousands — of successful outcomes in nursing home abuse lawsuits.

Sokolove Law has recovered over $216 Million for victims of nursing home negligence and abuse, including the following notable nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts:

  • $2 Million for a woman in Pennsylvania
  • $1 Million for a nursing home patient with dementia in California
  • $1.75 Million for a woman in Ohio whose daughter passed away
  • $1.2 Million for an elderly woman in Chicago
  • $1.35 Million for a patient with a shoulder injury in Alabama
  • $1 Million for a woman whose mother passed away in California

Communication

At Sokolove Law, we believe that strong, clear communication is the foundation of a positive attorney-client relationship. Our case managers, paralegals, and attorneys want to hear your stories. We respond to questions in a timely manner, explaining the law in a way that’s easy to understand.

Experience

Ten years of experience is good — but multiple decades’ worth of experience is far better. The amount of time a firm has been in business is a key indicator of its success.

Additionally, a firm with ample experience can help you learn how to understand and spot the warning signs of abuse.

Our nursing home abuse law firm has over 40 years of experience providing legal counsel and supporting families like yours.

Fair Terms

A quality nursing home abuse law firm is an investment well worth making for many victims. However, potential clients should have an idea of typical legal fee ranges for their area and situation.

Law firms must be transparent about any fees they charge, what services are and are not included, and how payment will be handled.

Sokolove Law works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only receive a portion of the verdict or settlement if your case is successful.

Free Case Reviews

The best nursing home abuse law firms will listen to your story, provide a free consultation, and, if you’re eligible, begin working on your case right away — without any down payments or out-of-pocket fees.

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You may be eligible for compensation. We may be able to help.

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Nationwide Reach

Top nursing home abuse law firms have a national reach, meaning they are able to take cases in any state.

Sokolove Law has a nationwide reach and may be able to help you, no matter where you live.

Specialization

Good nursing home abuse law firms are not a dime a dozen. In the United States, nursing home abuse is a very specific type of case that requires deep, specialized knowledge of nursing home regulations, elder law, local state laws, statutes of limitations, and other legal nuances.

Some law firms are willing to take a case that involves nursing home abuse but lack the experience and skill required to obtain a full recovery for their client.

For decades, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of those affected by nursing home abuse, securing millions of dollars in compensation for families affected by elder abuse.

Connect With Our Trusted Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm

If you’ve seen some of the signs of nursing home abuse at your loved one’s long-term care facility, you deserve answers, and your loved one deserves justice. If your family member has been physically or sexually abused, or neglected to the point of injury, you and your family may be eligible for financial compensation.

The personal injury lawyers at Sokolove Law understand that compensation will not undo the damage your family has suffered if your loved one has been abused. However, it may help you find better care for your loved one and demand accountability from the facilities and nursing home staff members who may be at fault.

To find out if you qualify for a lawsuit, contact us for a free, no-obligation case review. Our team is standing by to answer your questions and help determine if you have a case.

Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm FAQs

How much does it cost to work with your nursing home abuse law firm?

At Sokolove Law, consultations are free, and we only accept a fee if we successfully resolve your case via a favorable settlement or jury award. That fee comes out of your recovery, not your pocket.

How long do I have to contact a law firm over nursing home abuse or neglect?

Every state has a different deadline for filing a nursing home abuse lawsuit — known as the statute of limitations. How long you have to pursue legal action will depend on where you live and specific details about your case. It is in your best interest to contact Sokolove Law today.

Can a family member hire a law firm for a nursing home abuse case?

Yes, it’s extremely common for a family member to hire a law firm and file a nursing home abuse lawsuit on behalf of an abused loved one. Many victims of nursing home abuse don’t have the ability to pursue legal help on their own or don’t realize that’s an option.

How do I prove nursing home abuse happened?

Nursing home abuse attorneys can gather the evidence needed to build your case and establish a pattern of abuse. This will allow you to focus on taking care of your family and finding a new long-term care facility for your loved one. Learn more about your options today.

What are some common signs of nursing home abuse?

To best advocate for your loved one, keep an eye out for new or frequent injuries that they can’t explain, or signs of neglect, such as:

  • Bedsores
  • Bloody or stained clothing
  • Broken bones
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Head injuries
  • Joint dislocation
  • Medication overdoses
  • Poor hygiene
  • Repeated falls
  • Soiled bedding
  • Unexplained weight loss
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Last modified: September 13, 2021

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