Millions of families wrestle with the decision to place their elderly parent in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Compounding the decision is the fear that our loved one may not receive the care that they need, or worse, that they will be neglected or abused. Each year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors report being the victims of some form of abuse; and many more suffer in silence.
Since 1979, the experienced Bellingham nursing home injury lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. law firm have helped thousands of citizens in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County and Skagit County fight and win the monetary damages that they deserve. Our Bellingham elder abuse lawyers provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits and no attorney fees unless you recover damages.
We believe your well being and the well being of your family and loved ones is more important than money or legal action. However, if you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered an injury or harm from the abuse or neglect of an elder caretaker, you should seek the opinion of a qualified elder care abuse attorney to determine whether negligence has occurred and whether or not a claim should be brought.
To determine whether or not you have a viable malpractice claim it is often necessary to hire an outside and independent medical expert to evaluate your case. We have access to expert witnesses such as nutritionists, therapists and physicians who can review the case and provide expert testimonial against the nursing home or care provider. It is common for a lawyer to obtain a settlement five to twenty times the amount a person would receive by fighting on their own.
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue a nursing home neglect claim as we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our malpractice clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid out of the recovery for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced.