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You trusted a nursing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to care for your aging or disabled family member. Instead, they allowed your loved one to suffer serious physical injuries, financial losses, and/or emotional distress. You deserve justice, and the experienced Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyers at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you get it.

Since 1989, families in Las Vegas have turned to De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers for help after loved ones have been mistreated and abused at nursing facilities across the city. As award-winning Nevada trial attorneys with over a century of combined experience, we’ve successfully recovered hundreds of millions in damages for deserving clients like you.

Don’t let the nursing home or your loved one’s caretakers walk away without consequence. Force them to take responsibility for the harm they’ve inflicted by trusting us with your case. We offer a free consultation, so contact our Las Vegas law office today by calling (702) 222-9999

How De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help If a Loved One Has Been Abused at a Nursing Home in Las Vegas, NV

How De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help If a Loved One Has Been Abused at a Nursing Home in Las Vegas, NV

Taking on a nursing home and accusing it of abusing a resident is no small task. Among other things, success will require determination, a comprehensive understanding of state and federal law, and considerable resources. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers for help.

When you choose De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, you work with a team of attorneys whose excellence has been recognized by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association, Nevada Business Magazine, and Best Lawyers. A family-run firm for generations, we’ve dedicated our careers to helping everyday people hold powerful corporations accountable for negligence, abuse, and wrongdoing.

When you ask for our help with your nursing home abuse case, you’ll be able to count on us to handle every aspect of your fight for compensation from start to finish:

  • Review results of internal and/or government-led investigations into the nursing home, your allegations of misconduct, and other complaints
  • Launch a timely independent inquiry into your loved one’s care and treatment at the nursing facility
  • Gather evidence, including medical records, staff communications, photographs, video footage, nursing home policies and procedures, and witness statements
  • Enlist expert witnesses to help us build a compelling legal claim and calculate your loved one’s damages
  • Pursue a settlement that fully reflects what your nursing home abuse case is worth
  • Reject unreasonably low offers and bring your nursing home abuse lawsuit to a Clark County jury if necessary 

Don’t give the nursing home, its insurance company, or anyone else the upper hand during settlement negotiations. Force more meaningful conversations about your loved one’s injuries and trauma by enlisting our top-rated team of legal advocates to fight for you.

Our personal injury law firm in Las Vegas represents clients on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid unless we win compensation for your nursing home abuse case.

Contact our law office in Las Vegas, NV, today to learn more. Your initial case evaluation is 100 percent free.

How Common is Nursing Home Abuse?

An estimated 1.29 million Americans currently live in nursing homes across the country. Nearly 5,000 of these residents live in nursing homes in Nevada, including the Life Care Center of Las Vegas, the Silver Ridge Healthcare Center, and The Heights of Summerlin.

Unfortunately, it’s believed that one out of every 10 nursing home residents is abused in some way while under the care of a nursing facility. Abuse tends to be more common in long-term care facilities.

According to information published by the World Health Organization, nursing home abuse might be even more common than originally thought. Two-thirds of nursing home caretakers surveyed admitted to abusing a resident in the year prior.

What is Nursing Home Abuse?

Nursing home abuse, at its core, involves a caretaker’s intentional or negligent mistreatment of a resident. Nursing home abuse can manifest in several different ways, including physical abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, and neglect.

Physical Abuse

Physical nursing home abuse can include hitting a resident, shoving or pulling, using unnecessarily tight restraints, or engaging in other excessive intentional conduct that causes physical injury.

Many victims of physical nursing home abuse exhibit frequent bruising, broken bones, and sprains, as well as signs of fearfulness, anxiety, and depression.

Emotional Abuse

Abuse doesn’t have to be physical to have an impact on a resident. Emotional or psychological abuse involves persistent, intentional attacks on a resident’s emotional state, sense of safety, and well-being. 

Common examples of emotional abuse include name-calling, isolating a resident from peers or family members, refusing to allow visitors, or intentionally degrading a resident in front of others.

Sexual Abuse

Nursing home residents can be very vulnerable. Caretakers sometimes take advantage of this vulnerability by forcing residents to either watch or engage in sexually explicit behaviors. This sexual abuse can have crippling physical and emotional consequences for residents involved.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse can involve stealing a resident’s identity, misappropriating bank account funds, using a resident’s credit card without knowledge or consent, or even theft of personal property or funds. It’s estimated that 5 million elderly Americans are victims of financial abuse every year. Many of these victims live in nursing homes where their finances are more exposed and readily accessible by multiple parties.


Nursing home residents sometimes suffer because their needs are ignored or neglected. Many residents experience malnutrition, dehydration, bed sores, depression, and mental health issues because their needs are not met by their caretakers. 

What Damages Can Be Awarded to Victims of Nursing Home Abuse in Las Vegas, Nevada?

When you accuse a nursing home of intentionally harmful or negligent conduct, you can request to be compensated for your family member’s financial losses and harder-to-value suffering.

Known as economic and non-economic damages, these can help cover costs related to:

  • Hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Costs associated with transferring care to a different facility
  • Restitution for stolen funds or property
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring

Punitive damages can also be awarded if a Clark County jury believes that the nursing home or caretaker acted wilfully or displayed a conscious disregard for your loved one’s safety.

Our Las Vegas nursing home abuse attorneys will aggressively seek all of the damages to which your family is entitled under Nevada state law.

Common Injuries Suffered By Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Las Vegas

Elderly and disabled residents are already at an increased risk of injury, illness, and trauma. When they’re mistreated or neglected, the odds of suffering a very debilitating injury increase significantly.

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, our nursing home abuse attorneys in Las Vegas help victims seek compensation for their:

  • Broken bones
  • Bed sores and pressure ulcers
  • Infections and illnesses
  • Dislocated joints
  • Hip injuries
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Degloving injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a nursing home resident

Always report verified or suspected abuse to the Las Vegas police and the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD). Then, make sure your loved one receives prompt medical care and attention before calling our Nevada nursing home abuse lawyers to discuss your situation and get the legal advice you deserve.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits in Nevada?

Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most nursing home abuse lawsuits. This allows you a period of two years from the date of injury or wrongful death to formally seek damages from the nursing home, its insurance company, or another liable party.

You have to file your nursing home abuse claim before the statute of limitations expires. When time runs out, you lose the right to demand justice from an abusive nursing facility.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Las Vegas Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Call De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers if you suspect or know that a loved one has been abused at a nursing home in Las Vegas, NV. The nursing facility and your family member’s caretakers should be held responsible for their conduct. Our experienced Las Vegas nursing home abuse lawyers can help you get justice.

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, we’re a family, and we’ve been fighting for families in Las Vegas since 1989. We’ll be here to advocate for you, too, if a nursing home has betrayed your trust.

We’ve helped clients win hundreds of millions in damages. Now, it’s time for you to benefit from our award-winning legal services.

Contact our Las Vegas law office to learn more. Your initial case evaluation is always free.

Areas We Serve

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers our personal injury lawyers serve the following localities: Angel Park, Anthem, Boulder City, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Gibson Springs, Green Valley, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Reno, Seven Hills, Smoke Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, The Strip, Whitney, and more.
We also represent accident victims in Oakland, CA.

About Our Firm

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, located in Las Vegas, NV, is a personal injury law firm established over 30 years ago.
We have 100+ years of combined experience securing hundreds of millions for injured people throughout Nevada. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.

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