Eldercare Company Loses Nursing Home Abuse Claim and Over $900,000 in Money Damages.

Nursing homes are entrusted with our relatives who can no longer care for themselves, often at great personal expense. Unfortunately, this trust is too frequently violated. This is because the elderly inhabitants of a nursing home, unfortunately, may become targets of abuse, neglect, and theft far too frequently. The sad reality is that this mistreatment goes mostly unreported, unnoticed, and not remedied. If you believe a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, our firm will make sure that you receive the money damages that you justly deserve. Our Boston nursing home abuse attorneys have decades of experience achieving superlative results for our clients. Please call 617-787-3700, 24/7, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today for your free and confidential consultation.

One facility that wholly failed to provide proper care and support for their residents is Avamere, located in Multnomah County, Oregon. Avamere is an elder care company that specializes in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. When eighty-six year old Elvera Stephan started exhibiting signs of dementia, her family moved her to Avamere in 2006. Less than two weeks later, Avamere called 911 for assistance after Elvera became confused and accused an employee of taking her car keys. When police arrived, they found Elvera on the ground handcuffed, and being restrained. Paramedics arrived and noted bruising on Elvera’s forehead, wrists, and knee. Avamere was fined $300 by the Department of Human Services for failing to appropriately intervene.

Elvera later died. Her family then sued Avamere for punitive damages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and for Elvera’s loss of dignity. The court agreed that Avamere’s conduct was in breach of its duty of care to Elvera, and a jury awarded her family $904,200 in money damages.

If you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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