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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Special dates for remembering our lost ones

Posted on 11 September 2014

And so this day comes each year and I brace myself. The day itself is not quite as emotional anymore (thank goodness), now th... Read more


In Memoriam Sher Kung: Sharp legal mind…warm and witty soul.

Posted on 6 September 2014

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Washington State Settles with Owen family for Tree Fall incident on Highway 2

Posted on 5 September 2014

The family members who survived the December 21, 2012 tree fall incident on U.S. 2 have settled their claims against the Stat... Read more


Nursing Home / Daycare Abuse Attorneys

"The test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members." ~ Pearl S. Buck

Nursing Home Abuse

SKW nursing home abuse client, Jeff Sanderson with his mother Gwynn. A large jury verdict was awarded.

Abuse and neglect of the elderly and vulnerable continues to be a major problem in America. Many victims are unable to report abuse and neglect because of their mental state, because they are too weak or because they are afraid of retaliation. Elder abuse and neglect can result in both physical and mental injuries. In many cases, nursing home injuries are preventable and are the result, in whole or in part, of specific abuse or neglect. Nursing home professionals have a duty to provide a standard of care and quality of life to each patient under their care.

Examples of elder abuse and neglect include the following:

  • Death
  • Bed sores
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Improper restraints
  • Physical abuse
  • Over medication
  • Failure to clean and bathe
  • Stealing money and property
  • Malnutrition
  • Failure to provide adequate food and liquids
  • Failure to change sheets, adult undergarments, bandages
  • Injuries from falling
  • Undue influence concerning property and/or wills

Representative cases

Sanderson v. Evergreen Rehabilitation Bremerton Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2008

SKW obtained justice for Jeff Sanderson, a victim of nursing home abuse, and his mother, Marjorie Gwynn. His justice included sending a message to all nursing homes: They better treat their patients with dignity and respect, or face major financial consequences.  Click here for the details of this case.