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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Seattle’s 2nd Ave Death Trap – Bike Man Dan finds many risks for the uninitiated

Posted on 21 November 2014

As I’ve blogged about a number of times–even before the death of cyclist/attorney Sher Kung–many, including... Read more


Second Avenue Redux: Solving the mystery of those curved arrows…

Posted on 19 November 2014

In a previous post, I asked if anyone knew what those curved arrows at the Madison intersection signified. Bike Man Dan (our ... Read more


2nd Ave Corridor & downtown Seattle need to do more for bicycle safety

Posted on 11 November 2014

A little more than three months after the tragic and preventable death of cyclist/new mother/attorney Sher Kung, more is nee... 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.