Honolulu Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyers
Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Proudly Serving Honolulu
Nursing home abuse is a crime against some of the most vulnerable people in America. It is heinous wrongdoing that should never happen, yet thousands of senior citizens have suffered some form of neglect or abuse at nursing homes. If you or someone you love has experienced nursing home abuse or neglect in Honolulu, do not hesitate to contact Honolulu Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Dennis Potts. Our Honolulu nursing home neglect lawyers can discuss your situation and potential legal options during a free consultation at our local law office.
Why Choose Us?
- Your lawyer will guide you through the claims process, standing by your side every step of the way. You will never be in the dark about the status of your claim.
- You will benefit from an attorney with decades of experience in all facets of personal injury law. Dennis Potts has years of experience handling elder abuse claims.
- You will have confidence in your lawyer, knowing he has a proven history of positive case results. Our firm has secured many multimillion-dollar results on behalf of clients.
- You will only pay attorney’s fees if Dennis wins your case. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis.
The Honored “Kupuna”
The people of Hawai‘i hold tremendous respect for the elderly, more so than in any other state in our union. In Hawaiian culture, the elderly are called “kupuna” and they have a significant role in Hawaiian society. By definition, “kupuna” means grandparent, ancestor, relative or anyone who is elderly in general. Kupunas are honored for the life experiences that they teach and pass down to younger generations. Our kupuna are the practitioners of aloha (love), pono (righteousness) and malama (caring), and, in turn, the people of Hawai‘i are expected and raised to look after and respect kupuna no matter if they are blood relatives, friends or strangers.
The attorneys at the Law of Dennis W. Potts understand the importance and significance of our kupuna and this is why it is our mission to protect and preserve their legacy. No matter where you come from, everyone has, or will eventually have, an elderly loved one in their lives. This is becoming more of reality especially in light of the aging baby boomer generation, the largest generation in terms of population in our country. As a result, nursing homes and other related facilities are expanding their operations to meet the increasing demand of residents born from this generation.
Justice For the Kupuna
Although there are nursing homes that do take special care of our elderly, unfortunately, elder abuse and/or neglect does happen at these facilities. That is why it is important to know the signs of elder abuse so you can catch it in the early stages and when you do, it’s important that you call the attorneys at the Law Office of Dennis W. Potts. Dennis and Trevor have a proven track record of obtaining justice for the kupuna as well as improving the care these nursing home facilities provide to them.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Going up against a nursing home in Honolulu for alleged neglect or abuse takes help from an attorney. Nursing homes have insurance companies that know how to fight civil claims. The insurer will do everything it can to minimize or eliminate your recovery. The best odds you have of fighting back and protecting your rights is by hiring an attorney. Your lawyer will take care of your claim for you, while you focus on recovering.
Types of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Knowing the signs of elder neglect or abuse is one of the first steps toward resolving this serious problem. Undetected nursing home abuse can escalate to a point where the victim suffers serious personal injuries, lack of proper hygiene, life-threatening infections, and mental deterioration. It is important as a loved one or caregiver to know the signs of the different types of abuse.
- Malnourishment or dehydration
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Mental abuse
- Isolation or abandonment
- Financial exploitation
If you notice unexplained injuries, mood changes, strange behaviors, signs of aggression, sexually transmitted diseases, consistent infections or bedsores, or a sudden decline in health, these could be signs of elder neglect or abuse. Talk to the alleged victim to try to get more information about the situation. Report your suspicions to a nursing home manager or the police. Then, contact Dennis Potts Law, a Honolulu elder abuse attorney to discuss your legal rights now.
Nursing Home Abuse Compensation
A nursing home in Honolulu owes a duty to reasonably ensure its residents’ physical, emotional, and psychosocial wellbeing. Acts of neglect or intentional abuse against the elderly are crimes that deserve legal attention. If you file a civil claim against the nursing home, you could receive payment for your damages.
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Temporary or permanent disabilities
- Lost quality or enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
On top of restitution for your damages, the nursing home may also face penalties. The perpetrator may face criminal charges for abuse, assault, or elder neglect. Hawai‘i takes crimes against the elderly very seriously. Filing a civil claim could help your family as well as the community. It may even prevent other seniors from experiencing the same trauma at the same establishment.
Our Honolulu Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Are Here to Help!
Dennis Potts cares about the Honolulu community. He is committed to giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. If you or an elderly loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact us to discuss your case for free with our lead attorney. We care about what happens to our clients and are happy to discuss your situation.