Serving Hawaii – Helping Victims
Recovery Law Center represents victims and their families. It can be so challenging to be the victim of abuse. But you don’t have to fight alone. Our law firm was created to serve the legal needs of victims.
To us, you are not just a number. We know how much your case matters to you. It’s just as important to our team. When you need us, we will stand with you and work until you have justice.
Get to know our friendly and professional team. Ask for your consultation in our Honolulu offices, or in Waipahu by appointment.
We can visit you in a nursing home, the hospital or another place that is convenient for you.
Examples of nursing home abuse
Nursing home abuse falls into four categories – physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.
Here are some examples of nursing home abuse:
- Assault and battery
- Lack of food, water and medical care
- Not responding when a resident calls for help
- Poor hygiene, bed sores, leaving a person too long between changes of clothes and bedding
- Infestations including bed bugs
- Inadequate fall protection, leading to a fall
- Social isolation, inability to move throughout the facility and interact with others
- Harassment, threats, emotional abuse, bullying, taunting, psychological mistreatment
- Preventing family from visiting
- Sexual abuse
- Financial exploitation, embezzlement
- Inappropriate use of restraints
It can be hard to identify abuse in a nursing home. The victim may not be able to tell someone else that there is something wrong. They may worry about retaliation. Caregivers may have confused the resident and denied that there is a problem.
When you have a feeling that something is wrong, or you know that abuse is occurring, our Hawaii nursing home abuse lawyers can help.
Talk about your case with an experienced lawyer. Call 808-427-3088 now.
Helping Nursing Home Abuse Victims
When a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, you have several concerns.
- Stopping the abuse: First and foremost, the abuse must be stopped. This may involve a call to 911, notifying law enforcement and state agencies, making a report to facility operators and removing the victim from the facility.
- Keeping your loved one safe: When the victim’s immediate safety is secured, the next question is how to prevent the abuse from happening again. Systemic changes may be critical to ensuring your loved one’s safety.
- Holding offenders accountable: A person responsible for nursing home abuse or neglect should be held accountable. Through a legal case, they can be made to answer for their actions.
- Claiming compensation for your loved one: Your loved one may deserve compensation for what has happened to them. It can pay for medical expenses relating to abuse, mental health care, physical pain and emotional anguish.
At Recovery Law Center, you are not just another number to us. When you work with our Hawaii nursing home abuse lawyers, we will take care of everything legally. Our team will guide you through the entire process. Helping a victim recover financially is important to their physical health and overall well-being. You can count on us to handle each step and answer all your questions.