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Next Steps | Helping Victims of Nursing Home Neglect

Trusted and Local Elder Neglect Lawyers.  

The Next Step...

The unimaginable has happened. Your loved one was abused by a care giver or while in a nursing home facility’s care. Discovering abuse only compounds the distressing feelings around placing a loved one into a nursing home or care facility But you’re not alone, an elder abuse attorney can help you get the justice your family member and loved one deserves.

Taking legal action with the help of a elder abuse attorney is one way to stop future assisted living abuse and hold individuals accountable. Your brave decision to respond could help others. If you're willing to acknowledge and respond to the nursing home or care facility  abuse then we're here to assist you through the legal process.

At The Phillips Law Office, we have over 25 years of litigation experience. We can help you recognize the warning signs of elder abuse and neglect, and get the justice and compensation that your loved one deserves.


Legal Process
Many states have passed their own laws that make it easier for elder abuse victims and their families to sue abusers and facilities that allowed emotional and physical abuse. While the process varies by state and court (local, state, or federal) that you file a lawsuit in, here are the basic steps:

1. Hire a qualified elder abuse attorney
Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation and service to our clients. Unlike many attorneys, we prepare each case for trial from day one. Our firm strongly believes that old-fashioned hard work, team work and preparation is the best way to help our clients and family receive justice they deserve. And we never lose sight of being compassionate about each client's situation. This means paying close attention to the individual case. We communicate better with our clients than larger, impersonal, big-city firms.

2. File a lawsuit
After meeting with your attorney you and your family will file a complaint (lawsuit) with the appropriate court specifying who you are suing and why. The defendant (abuser or long term care facility) needs to respond to your lawsuit within the time frame specified by local, state, or federal law.

3. Decide to settle or proceed forward with a trial
Your attorney will work with you to decide on the best course of action. Many lawsuits are settled out of court before they even go to trial. A lengthy lawsuit is often the last thing nursing homes want to fight. Your family decides whether to settle out of court or move forward with a trial.

5. Understanding the trial process

Our team stands by you throughout the legal process. If you decide to take legal action, The Phillips Law Office capable nursing home abuse team, including nursing home abuse attorney will help you from your first call to the final resolution of your case.