Protect the Legal Rights of Older Adults
Every state has nursing home regulations and laws intended to protect older adults; unfortunately, these laws have proven ineffective and often fail to safeguard nursing home residents from abuse. As nursing homes fail to comply with the laws and regulations put in place, trial attorneys play a critical role as the “last and, often only line of defense” for victims of nursing home abuse.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a nursing home, a lawsuit may be necessary to protect your loved one and recover damages that resulted from the abuse or negligence. It is important to seek legal assistance from attorneys experienced in nursing home abuse.
Langdon & Emison is a leading personal injury law firm with more than 30 years’ experience advocating for people who have suffered from the negligence of another. Contact our firm for a free consultation or evaluation of your case.
If you suspect nursing home abuse is taking place, contact authorities by doing the following:
- Call 911 immediately and seek legal counsel, particularly if the abuse is severe.
- Contact the Elder Locator by telephone at 1-800-677-1116 and a trained operator will refer you to a local agency that can help.
- Contact the Adult Protective Services program in your state or local area.
- Consult the resident’s primary care doctor or another healthcare provider, social worker or elder care advocate.
When reporting the abuse, it is important to include specific details and observations.
 American Association for Justice. “Standing Up For Seniors: How the Civil Justice System Protects Elderly Americans.” October 2010.