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TopDog Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of the most vulnerable members of our society, and that includes the elderly. We proudly serve as nursing home abuse lawyers nationwide, committed to representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Elderly abuse can occur in various forms, including physical, emotional, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect. 

Unfortunately, we see elderly abuse in its various forms across American nursing homes. Our experienced attorneys, known for their dedication, skill, and success rate, handle these cases with the gravity they merit.

Why Choose TopDog Law?

When looking for experienced legal representation in your nursing home abuse case, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a firm with a reputation for excellence. Our lawyers will treat your claim with the care and compassion it deserves while providing aggressive legal advocacy where it counts.


Our team of lawyers has years of experience in handling nursing home abuse cases, with a successful track record in obtaining compensation for our clients. We are skilled negotiators and litigators who are not afraid to take on tough cases.

Nationwide Representation

With offices conveniently located from coast to coast, we can serve clients across the United States. No matter where you live, we’re here to fight for you.

Comprehensive Case Evaluation

We can thoroughly review your case, gather evidence, consult medical experts, and build a strong case for you. We’ll never cut corners or encourage you to settle for less than you deserve. 

No Upfront Fees

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay anything unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.

Client-Centric Approach

We understand the pain and trauma in cases involving elder abuse and neglect. Our team provides committed, compassionate, empathetic services to our clients and dedicates the resources and support their cases need to move forward.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire the Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers?

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer The short answer is nothing. Our wrongful death attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. We also cover all the upfront costs for investigation, filing fees, and outside experts, who we can use to testify on your behalf. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that we win and get you the most compensation possible for your injury.

CALL (888) 778-1197 and tell us your story today.

What Is Nursing Home Abuse?

Those with a duty of care to others must act responsibly. If they don’t, we can hold them accountable for their negligent actions.

At TopDog Law, we believe that understanding is power. That’s why we tell our clients about the types of abuse that can occur in nursing homes.

Physical and Emotional Abuse

Physical abuse in a nursing home can include any intentional act of force resulting in physical harm, pain, or injury to the resident. This can involve striking, hitting, slapping, pushing, or otherwise physically assaulting the resident. Unexplained bruises, cuts, or other injuries could signal physical abuse.

Emotional abuse refers to the infliction of mental pain or distress through verbal or non-verbal actions. This could include yelling, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or disregard. Such abuse can lead to anxiety, depression, or other emotional changes in the victim.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse encompasses any form of non-consensual sexual contact or activity. This may include inappropriate touching, sexual assault, or forced viewing of pornographic material. Signs of sexual abuse could include physical (bruising around the genitals) or emotional (changes in behavior).

Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation, or financial abuse, involves the unauthorized or improper use of a resident’s assets, property, or finances. This could include stealing money, forging signatures, coercing someone into signing financial documents, or misuse of power of attorney. Unexplained financial transactions or changes in the resident’s financial situation may indicate exploitation, as could a resident’s anxiety or changes in behavior.

Elder Neglect

Neglect, a form of elder abuse, involves failing to meet the resident’s basic needs, including food, water, hygiene, medication, or comfort. Assisted living facilities must provide for the healthcare needs of residents, including medical attention. A failure to diagnose a condition or provide treatment for a patient’s medical needs could constitute neglect or even medical malpractice. Symptoms of neglect might include malnutrition, dehydration, unattended medical needs, or poor personal hygiene.

You and your elderly loved ones have rights.

Consult a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer about your legal options. If you suspect that your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please do

not hesitate to contact us or CALL (888) 778-1197

Your Rights in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

Residents of nursing homes have legal rights to protect these valuable and vulnerable members of society. Your state may have specific laws surrounding assisted living facilities, which our knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyer can explain to you.

The Nursing Home Reform Act governs all nursing homes in the United States

It establishes, among other conditions, the following rights: 

  • Every resident has the right to respect, kindness, and dignity. Any form of disrespectful behavior, including humiliation, insult, or belittlement, is unacceptable.
  • Residents are legally entitled to live free from any form of abuse, be it physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or neglect.
  • All residents have the right to privacy, including the privacy of their bodies, personal space, and personal information.
  • Residents have the right to manage their own financial affairs or to designate a trusted individual to do so.
  • Residents can voice their concerns or grievances without fear of retaliation or discrimination.

Any breach of these rights could constitute nursing home abuse or neglect. TopDog Law urges those who suspect abuse to act swiftly by reaching out to our knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyers.

Our law firm can take the necessary action to protect your loved ones and hold those responsible for injuries and harm accountable for their actions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if Nursing Home Abuse Is Taking Place?

Identifying nursing home abuse presents many challenges. However, common signs include unexplained injuries, sudden changes in behavior, unusual financial transactions, or a sudden decline in health or hygiene. If you notice any of these signs, immediately call us.

What Should I Do if I Suspect Nursing Home Abuse?

If you suspect that a nursing home abused your loved one, take immediate action.

Here are the steps you should take:

Document the evidence. Note any physical injuries, changes in behavior, or financial discrepancies.

Report the suspected abuse to the local authorities and the management of the nursing home.

Reach out to our nursing home abuse lawyers at TopDog Law. We can guide you through the legal process and fight for your loved one’s rights.

Can I File a Claim Even if the Abuse Occurred a Few Years Ago?

Yes, you may still file a claim. However, the rules can vary by state. Contact our nursing home abuse lawyers as soon as possible to understand your rights and the specific statute of limitations in your state. A TopDog Law nursing home abuse attorney will be happy to discuss your legal options and guide you through the process of taking action. 

How Does TopDog Law Prove That Nursing Home Abuse Occurred?

Proving nursing home abuse involves a thorough investigation, including a review of medical records, interviewing witnesses, consulting medical experts, and gathering evidence of neglect or abuse. What you need to support your claim will depend on your specific case. However, rest assured that our experienced attorneys are skilled at building strong cases to demonstrate abuse, regardless of how it happened.

Can I File a Lawsuit if My Loved One Died Due to Nursing Home Abuse?

Yes, you can. If your loved one’s death resulted from nursing home abuse or neglect, you may file a wrongful death action. These lawsuits can provide support for grieving families and compensation to remediate the financial costs associated with the loss of life. Contact our wrongful death attorneys at TopDog Law to discuss your case and understand your legal options.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Near Me

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers James Helm ImageIf a nursing home abused you or a loved one, don’t stay silent. Reach out to the nationwide nursing home abuse lawyers at TopDog Law. Our team will guide you every step of the way, serving justice and holding the responsible parties accountable.

Call us at (888) 778-1197 or fill out our online contact form for your free consultation. We are here to help, and we won’t rest until we obtain justice for you and your loved ones.  Reach out to a national personal injury lawyer.

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