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Recent Injury Law Blog Posts

Pedestrians and cyclists: Staying visible when sun goes down

Posted on 2 May 2015

Some of our firm’s most tragic cases result from nighttime accidents. Once the sun goes down, a lawful pedestrian or bicycl... Read more


Trek Bicycles has recalled almost 1 million bikes for safety issues,

Posted on 23 April 2015

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SKW filed lawsuit against Olympus, scope-maker, in Seattle

Posted on 20 April 2015

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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.