Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Portland

Nursing home abuse and neglect can take place in foster homes, nursing homes, and residential care facilities.  Many of these facilities provide excellent care; however, many do not.  Often these homes are understaffed, with workers who do not have proper training, are paid poorly, and who don’t treat the resident as a priority.  The result is neglect and abuse, causing physical and emotional harm.

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Portland OrWe are experienced in claims against nursing homes.

For a good resource to determine signs of abuse and neglect, visit the Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Resource Center at .

If you or a family member has experienced abuse or neglect, please contact Ryan Hilts.  Ryan is a nursing home abuse and neglect personal injury attorney in Portland Oregon.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in Portland

Approximately, 1.5 million U.S. citizens currently reside in nursing homes or at similar forms of assisted living, and this number is bound to increase with the growing aging population. Nursing home abuse is a major issue in the United States. Nearly 5 million elderly patients are abused each year, as reported by Nursing home Abuse Justice. That translates to around one in ten people over the age of 60 being abused. 

A guide to Oregon’s nursing home regulations and procedural law 

The Oregon legislature enacted a nursing home patients’ bill of rights to protect the rights of nursing home residents because of the heightened vulnerability of older patients in such facilities. The nursing home patients’ bill of rights guarantees patients the following rights: to be treated with respect and dignity; to have their medical records kept confidential; to be free from physical and emotional abuse; to not be transferred or discharged without a valid explanation; to be fully informed of the policies applicable to all patients and staff of the facility; and to be protected from retaliation in response to complaints or input regarding treatment.

How to spot nursing home abuse? 

Nursing home abuse and neglect might be hard to detect, but there are warning indicators to look for. These include the resident’s reluctance to open up in front of caretakers; bad personal hygiene; running away; ditching the hospital; bed sores; rapid decrease in weight; abnormal bleeding, bruising, or infection with no obvious cause; unintended and immediate monetary hardship; etc.

No nursing home resident should be subjected to mistreatment owing to negligent care or abusive caregivers. If a member of your family, who is a nursing home resident and has been injured, he or she may be facing severe losses, including physical pain and emotional distress. Contact our experienced Oregon nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Ryan Hilts Law if you feel your family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect. You can contact our experienced Oregon nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Ryan Hilts Law here.

Oregon Attorney Ryan Hilts

Ryan is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Ryan was named a “Rising Star” e for six years in a row, and recently a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. In his early years as attorney, he was also listed as one of Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine and the American Registry.

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