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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm - Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

The nation must increasingly rely on specialized institutions to care for its aging population as it becomes older every year, most notably through nursing homes and skilled care facilities.

The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm’s nursing home injury attorneys assist families and individuals hurt by elder abuse across the nation. Since we provide decades of knowledge and unmatched insight from our 10,000+ successfully settled nursing home cases, we are fully committed to this area of the law and will even go to you at no additional cost.

What’s the procedure for suing a nursing home?

You can submit a legal claim on your behalf through your nursing home abuse attorney. Your attorney must establish the following for a claim to be successful:

  • – The facility is responsible for looking out for your elderly relative.
  • – When the facility went against its duty of care, it was negligent.
  • – This carelessness caused your loved one’s harm or demise.
  • – There were monetary damages due to the harm or death.
  • – The facility might offer you a settlement without going to trial if your attorney can demonstrate these elements. If not, we’ll run into them in court.

Should You Suit for Abuse at a Nursing Home?

The first step in holding a nursing home accountable if you suspect mistreatment is to file a claim. Doing this will secure justice for your relative and, hopefully, compel the care home to hold its management and personnel to greater standards.

What Can I Anticipate From a Nursing Home Lawsuit?

Many families of abuse victims decide to file lawsuits after getting in touch with the appropriate authorities. It’s crucial to comprehend the many aspects of nursing home abuse claims before proceeding.

Earlier than the lawsuit
You want to establish a few elements before bringing a case against a nursing home, skilled nursing facility (SNF), assisted living facility, or community-integrated living arrangement. Even if you see the warning signs of abuse, you must have sufficient evidence before filing a claim. If your loved one has been wounded, you can snap pictures of the wounds and chat to them to let them know it’s alright to talk. Make sure you have the proof you need to file a lawsuit, as well as records of how long your loved one was a resident of the nursing home and the potential start date of the abuse.

In the litigation
You must establish clear negligence in your nursing home lawsuit for it to be successful (such as a caretaker refusing to help your loved one out of bed or taking advantage of your loved one financially). If your loved one’s conduct has changed and they begin displaying fear or other telltale indications of abuse, you may also be able to demonstrate mental and emotional abuse.

Any documentation you gather can prove useful later on in the settlement procedure. To ensure that your lawyer has access to all documents and bills related to your loved one’s maltreatment in the facility, keep them in a secure location.

Following the lawsuit
After abuse, you can be reluctant to choose another nursing facility to care for your loved one. It’s critical to understand that the steps you do can advance you. The return of your loved one to a nursing facility may be extremely upsetting for them, but if it is necessary, you should take precautions to protect their safety.

Make sure everyone is satisfied with the next move by discussing their possibilities. Your loved one may feel more at ease as a result.

Pinta and Mullins: A Law Firm Built on Excellence – Exceptional Legal Representation for Your Unique Needs

  • At Pinta and Mullins, we understand that every case is different. That’s why our team of experienced attorneys takes the time to get to know you and your specific situation.
  • Whether you’re facing a criminal charge or a complex civil dispute, our lawyers will tirelessly protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.

Wide-Ranging Expertise to Serve Your Every Need

  • Our law firm offers a wide range of legal services, including criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and more.
  • No matter what legal issue you’re facing, you can trust that we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.


Q: What sets Pinta and Mullins apart from other law firms?

A: At Pinta and Mullins, we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention and dedicated representation for each client. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience across many different areas of law, and will work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Q: How can I schedule a consultation with one of your attorneys?

A: Scheduling a consultation with one of our attorneys is easy. Simply call our office or visit our website to request an appointment. One of our team members will be in touch shortly to confirm your consultation.

Q: Are there any costs associated with a consultation?

A: No, consultations with Pinta and Mullins are completely free of charge. We understand the importance of having access to legal advice, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the help you need.

Q: What kind of cases do you handle?

A: Pinta and Mullins handle various legal cases, including criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and more. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience and will work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

How long can you wait before suing a nursing home?

A statute of limitations establishes the time frames for filing lawsuits against negligent parties. Depending on the type of lawsuit your attorney files against the nursing home, this deadline may change. Three categories of claims exist:

  • – Nursing home residents who a negligent provider hurt are entitled to compensation under personal injury law. Abuse, discrimination, subpar care, and assault are common causes of nursing home personal injury claims.
  • – Medical malpractice happens when a nursing home fails to provide the minimum legal level of medical care. Diagnoses or dosage mistakes are frequent medical malpractice cases in nursing homes.
  • – Wrongful death: A wrongful death case involves negligent injuries resulting in a family member’s loss. Several negligent factors frequently involved in personal injury and medical malpractice cases can result in nursing home wrongful death.
  • – Based on where the facility is located, each of these will have a different statute of limitations. You must submit your claim and abide by the regulations of the state where the abuse occurred. The laws that apply to your case will be explained to you by your attorney for nursing homes.

Nursing Home Abuse: A Tragic Reality

Understanding the Different Forms of Abuse

  • Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial. Each type of abuse is equally devastating and can severely impact the victim’s physical and emotional well-being.
  • Physical abuse is the intentional use of force that causes pain or injury. This can include hitting, pushing, or restraining a resident. Bruises, cuts, or broken bones are all signs of physical abuse.
  • Emotional abuse is the intentional infliction of mental anguish or distress. This can include verbal abuse, such as yelling, name-calling, or isolating residents from their friends and loved ones. Signs of emotional abuse include changes in behavior, such as withdrawing from social activities or appearing depressed.
  • Sexual abuse is any non-consensual sexual contact. This can include unwanted touching, sexual assault, or rape. Victims of sexual abuse may have physical injuries, such as bruises or sexually transmitted infections, or maybe emotionally distressed.
  • Financial abuse is the unauthorized use of a resident’s money or property. This can include stealing money and valuables or forging a resident’s signature to access their accounts. Financial abuse can leave residents without the means to pay for their care and at risk of being evicted from the facility.

The Tragic Consequences of Nursing Home Abuse

  • Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a serious problem that affects many older adults. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, as many as 5 million older adults are abused yearly.
  • Victims of nursing home abuse often suffer from physical injuries, emotional distress, and long-term psychological trauma. They may become isolated, depressed, and have a decreased quality of life.
  • In some cases, abuse can even be fatal. Sadly, some elderly individuals have died due to the abuse they’ve suffered in a nursing home setting.

How to Identify and Report Nursing Home Abuse

  • It’s crucial to be vigilant and aware of the signs of nursing home abuse so that you can take immediate action to protect your loved one.
  • Some signs of abuse can include unexplained injuries, changes in behavior, or sudden financial changes.
  • If you suspect nursing home abuse, it’s important to report it immediately. Contact the nursing home administrator, the local ombudsman, or the police. It’s also a good idea to consult with an attorney to ensure your loved one receives the justice they deserve.

Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places for older adults, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s a somber reality that many elderly individuals suffer abuse and neglect in these facilities. It’s important to be aware of the different forms of abuse and take immediate action if you suspect your loved one is being mistreated. We must work together to end nursing home abuse and ensure that our elderly are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.



  • Experience / Tranining : With over 35 years of experience in personal injury law, William Pintas and his team have a proven track record on taking down the country’s largest and most negligent companies in order to secure justice and compensation for clients. Pintas pioneered creating powerhouse legal teams around each of his clients. He believes that each client’s story is unique requiring a carefully-selected legal team to dramatically up the odds of success. In 2020 alone, he successfully secured more than $300 million dollars in settlements for his clients.
  • Residency : During the course of his 35-year career, William Pintas has represented more than 30,000 clients, recovering millions of dollars on their behalf. His passion for helping victims of serious injuries led him to pursue personal injury law and start his own firm in 1985, then known as William G. Pintas & Associates., Pintas has built his law firm into an unstoppable force against large corporations and negligent entities with its staff of more than 70 professionals. His resources reach far and wide across the United States, and he represents clients in all 50 states.